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YOKAI MONth

Date: 2024.04.01 - 2024.04.30
The Hong Kong Arts Center has always been committed to creating interactive and participatory art experiences, bringing everyone a colorful art world and exploring the diverse charm of art. After Art March, the door to art has been opened for everyone. And this month, the Hong Kong Arts Centre teamed up with The Japan Foundation, The Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong and media partners including Formless.Particles and DL, together to bring you a series of interactive art programmes with the theme of yokai, including the roving exhibition "Yokai Parade"; "One Hundred Tales: Stories of Hong Kong Yokai" by We Are The Pigs book launch; movie screenings and a series of yokai themed workshops, allowing everyone to explore the mysterious and fascinating supernatural world together. Do not miss this if you are a fan of yokai or Japanese culture!

 

Unique exhibition and book launch unveil the mystery of yokai.
Let’s learn more about the yokai culture!

Yokai Parade
Yokai Parade

Organised by the Japan Foundation and co-presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong, the latest touring exhibition, Yokai Parade: Supernatural Monsters from Japan, invites the public on an exploration of Japan's yokai and its mysterious culture. From traditional picture scrolls and nishiki-e to everyday toys and films, immerse yourself in the fascinating world of yokai and encounter the supernatural imagination of ancient Japan.

Curated by Mr. Yumoto Kōichi, Director Emeritus of the Yumoto Koichi Memorial Japan Yokai Museum, the exhibition unveils the journey of yokai culture from the Edo period to the present day. Witness the transformation of yokai from fearful entities to charming and friendly presences, celebrated in Japan's traditional summer ghost stories. 

Date: 5 April - 5 May 2024

Time: 10AM-7PM

Location: 4/F-5/F, HKAC Pao Galleries

Free Admission

 

One Hundred Tales: Stories of Hong Kong Yokai by WE ARE THE PIGS

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Hong Kong Arts Centre (Comix Home Base) organises 【Book Promotion Event】One Hundred Tales: Stories of Hong Kong Yokai by We Are The Pigs Exhibition and Artist Talk with a Book Signing Session. Audience can spark some interest and explore more storied and spooky ghost legends in town and gain a deeper understanding of Hong Kong history and culture through the illustration collection by We Are The Pigs.

Date: 7 April – 5 May 2024

Time: 9AM-11PM

Location: Jockey Club Atrium, G/F to 4/F, HKAC

Free Admission

 
Hong Kong Arts Centre Late Night Series 2024
The Hong Kong Arts Centre Late Night Series 2024 - Art X will be held on April 13th, featuring the exhibition Yokai Parade: Supernatural Monsters from Japan by Pao Galleries. With a focus on yokai, this event offers a series of nighttime art experiences to the public, providing a multidimensional understanding of yokai culture. The program includes two screenings of the film "Wicked Cities" followed by post-screening discussions, a LARP game, and three workshops: Yokai Mini Lantern Workshop, Yokai Wagashi Workshop, and Yokai Neonlight Workshop.
 
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Date and Time:

Date: 13 & 14 April 2024 ( Sat & Sun)

* Tickets for 13 April 2024 are sold out

**Additional screenings:
14 April 2024-2pm & 4pm (sold out)

Location: Louis Koo Cinema, HKAC 

Ticket prices:

HK$85 (Standard)

HK$68 (Concession)

HK$130 (Package)

 

Buy tickets:

https://www.popticket.hk/event/latenight24-wicked-cities

Wicked City (1987)    

Director: Kawajiri Yoshiaki
Cast:  Yara Yusaku (Voice), Fujita Toshiko (Voice), Nagai Ichiro (Voice)
Japan | 1987 | 82 mins|DCP|Colour|In Japanese with English subtitles

Humans tremble before dreadful terrors

Co-produced by the legendary animation studio Madhouse (One-Punch Man; Perfect Blue, dir. Satoshi Kon; The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, dir. Hosoda Mamoru), animation master Kawajiri Yoshiaki’s sleek and stylish solo directorial debut unleashes a wild and uncompromising urban dystopia with raw eroticism and violence, and became one of the most iconic works to exemplify the explosive imagination of Japan’s OVA production. Its imageries also illustrate how the motif of yokai has transformed according to times. The author of its original novel, Kikuchi Hideyuki, praised Kawajiri’s animation as the closest adaptation.

Wicked City (1987) has been rated as a category III film and can only be viewed by persons over the age of 18.

 

The Wicked City (1992)

Director: Peter Mak Tai-kit
Cast:  Leon Lai, Jacky Cheung, Michelle Reis, Yuen Woo-ping, Nakadai Tatsuya
Hong Kong | 1992 | 91 mins|DCP | Colour|In Cantonese with English subtitles

Power struggle before the apocalypse

As the city enters a new era of change, it is caught in a conflict between the worlds of Humans and Demons called Rapters. Taki is a salesman of an import/export company, a cover of his true identity as a special unit policeman investigating Daishu, an old Rapter businessman suspected of selling Happiness, a drug that causes people to evaporate if they stop taking. Taki runs into his old lover, Windy, who is now a mistress of Daishu. Although the two worlds are at odds, but Daishu hopes to coexist with Humans as they all face energy crises.

 

Yokai Mini Lantern Workshop

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Session 1:

13 April 2024 (Saturday):

7 PM – 8:30 PM

Session 2:

13 April 2024 (Saturday):

9 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: Atrium, 2/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Fee:

HKD 400 (Early Bird Discount: $360; HKAC Friends/ 2 people or above group booking: $320; 2 or above Programmes (ANY Programmes) / Group booking for 4ppl or above: $280)

The workshop will guide participants in using 3D printing pens to create yokai lanterns. There will be two different yokai designs to choose from. We cordially invite you to bring your yokai mini lantern and visit the "Yokai Parade" exhibition.
 

Yokai Wagashi Workshop

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Session 1:

13 April 2024 (Saturday):

7 PM – 8:30 PM

Session 2:

13 April 2024 (Saturday):

9 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: Atrium, 4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Fee:

HKD 400 (Early Bird Discount: $360; HKAC Friends/ 2 people or above group booking: $320; 2 or above Programmes (ANY Programmes) / Group booking for 4ppl or above: $280)

What is the favorite dessert of yokai? Can you guess if it's the colorful wagashi? In our Wagashi Workshop, we will explore the art of Japanese traditional handcrafted sweets, including techniques for creating the outer layer, filling and coloring the wagashi, and guidance on traditional tools. Our instructor will lead you in creating three different flavors of yokai-inspired wagashi together!
 

Yokai Neonlight Workshop

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Details of the workshop:

13 April 2024 (Saturday):

8 PM – 11 PM

Location: 1006 Art School, 10/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Fee:

HKD 400 (Early Bird Discount: $360; HKAC Friends/ 2 people or above group booking: $320; 2 or above Programmes (ANY Programmes) / Group booking for 4ppl or above: $280)

霓虹燈總是綻放奪目的光芒,但原來不僅僅可以呈現文字!這次的工作坊將帶領著參加者一同製作妖怪圖案的霓虹燈元素。你將親手打造出一只栩栩如生、令人驚艷的「小妖怪」!
 

LARP Game: tsukumogami つくもがみ 

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Session 1:

13 April 2024 (Saturday):

7 PM – 10 PM

Session 2:

14 April 2024 (Sunday):
7 PM – 10 PM

Session 3:

20 April 2024 (Saturday):

7 PM – 10 PM

Session 4:

21 April 2024 (Sunday):
7 PM – 10 PM

Eric Hotung Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre (LB/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre), 4-5/F Pao Galleries

Fee:

HKD 500 (Early Bird Discount: $450; HKAC Friends/ 2 people or above group booking: $400; 2 or above Programmes (ANY Programmes) / Group booking for 4ppl or above:

What would it be like to play a LARP game at the exhibition venue? Experience an immersive adventure with our brand-new larp script created specifically for the Yokai-themed exhibition! The story revolves around a group of students visiting the exhibition, immersed in admiration for various artworks. Just as everyone engages in discussions, they suddenly discover... Join forces with your best friend to unravel the truth!

 

 

Exclusive Yokai Corner!

A collection of Hong Kong and Japanese yokai theme products

 

Art Shop

Artshop
To echo the new exhibition “Yokai Parade” Exhibition, the Art Shop will have a new “Yokai” corner, which collects specialty monster products from HK and Japan: stationery, deco, board games and gadgets, etc. Please come to the shop after visiting the exhibition. You really can’t miss it!
 
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