Gallery Show: Kyoto Yokai Hakurankai @ Daizen Temple Main Chamber & Otera House

In the dark and mysterious places of Japan creep the Yokai. Beasts, twisted and bizarre. Spirits, malevolent and eternally hungering. Household objects brought to weird and mischievous life. The Kanto region of Japan celebrates the O-bon holidays from July 13th to 15th. Although Kyoto is technically in Kansai, where O-bon is mid-August, The Yokai have decided to come out and play early this year at Daizen Temple Main Chamber & Otera House. 22 artists, many who participated in last year's 猫とドラゴン展 「Cats & Dragons exhibition in Tokyo, have compiled a veritable Necronomicon of specters, demons, and weirdlings.

I'm horrified (in a good way) to have been invited to join, and so conjured up a brand new black wing-ed terror to hang with some more worldly creatures. I hope you can stop by to haunt the temple for a spell. I'd advise a daytime visitation, as the Yokai get peckish after nightfall.

Kyoto Yokai Hakurankai Exhibition

Dates: Thursday July 11, 2013 - Wednesday July 17, 2013
Time: 12pm to 7pm (closes 5pm final day)
Place: Daizen Temple Main Chamber & Otera House website
Address: 5397-9 Shinkaicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Access: 5 mins on foot from the 5th Exit of Shijo Station (Kyoto city Subway) or 7 mins on foot from the 15th Exit of Karasuma Station (Hankyu Train) | map

日付: 2013年7月11日(木)- 7月17日(水)
時間: 12:00 - 19:00(最終日 17:00終了)
場所: 真宗仏光寺派大善院本堂&「おてらハウス」 ホームページ
住所: 8京都市下京区新開町397-9
電話: 075-351-4883
アクセス:地図 | 京都市営地下鉄四条駅5番出口より徒歩5分  阪急烏丸駅15番出口より徒歩7分