Opening of the very first Yokai Museum at Japan

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Miyoshi Mononoke Museum, in the city of Miyoshi, is currently displaying over 160 items from #KoichiYumoto’s vast collection spanning historical artifacts, scroll paintings of famous folktales, and interactive installations for visitors to absorb the niche yet popular genre. One notable work on display is a digital picture book of #yokai - the word used to describe demons, monsters, and phantoms with rich mythos.

Miyoshi Mononoke Museum

Miyoshi Mononoke Museum

The museum allows visitors to get immersed in a strange world of yokai through historical artifacts and interactive digital installations. Visitors can also learn the histories of monsters through an interactive digital picture book of yokai, and take photos with the monsters using a special camera set up at the site.

#yokai  - the word used to describe demons, monsters, and phantoms with rich mythos

#yokai - the word used to describe demons, monsters, and phantoms with rich mythos

Koichi Yumoto, a 68-year-old ethnologist and yokai researcher, donated some 5,000 items from his collection in 2016 to the museum.

Miyoshi Mononoke Museum 1691-4 Miyoshimachi Miyoshi, Hiroshima 728-0021, Japan

Miyoshi Mononoke Museum
1691-4 Miyoshimachi
Miyoshi, Hiroshima 728-0021, Japan

Source: Open Culture