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The Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition “Yokai Parade: Supernatural Monsters from Japan”

Start Date: 16/12/2023 - End Date: 4/2/2024 :::

Step into the other world of all things supernatural through Yokai Parade: Supernatural Monsters from Japan!

Organised by the Japan Foundation and curated by Yumoto Koichi, the Director Emeritus of the Yumoto Koichi Memorial JAPAN YOKAI MUSEUM (Miyoshi Mononoke Museum), the exhibition introduces Japan’s Yokai culture that has been depicted in picture scrolls and Nishiki-e (“brocade picture,” a type of Japanese multi-coloured woodblock print) since ancient times.

With transitions in media from picture scrolls to Nishiki-e, books, and toys, the exhibition presents how the image of Yokai changed from a subject of fear to a more charming and friendly presence and how it gradually became familiar to the masses. The collection also showcases the charm of Yokai culture that continues to live within people’s imagination until today.

16 December 2023 to 4 February 2024

Sabah Art Gallery, Mile 2, Jalan Penampang, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Entrance Fee

Children (7-12 years) | RM 2
Students (Students card) | RM 3
Adult (13 years and above) | RM 5 

Children (7 – 12 years) | RM 10
Adult (13 years and above) | RM15 

Special Needs & Senior Citizens
Free entrance 

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays (24 December)  


Following its successful exhibitions at the Muzium & Gallery Tuanku Fauziah in Penang and the Malaysian Institute of Art City Campus in Kuala Lumpur, the eagerly anticipated showcase, “Yokai Parade: Supernatural Monsters from Japan,” is set to conclude its tour in Malaysia at the Sabah Art Gallery in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, this month.




Special Programs


Film Screening “The House of the Lost on the Cape”
(KAWATSURA Shinya/ 2021 / 105min / P12)
Embark on a heartwarming journey with Yui and Hiyori in ‘Mayoiga.’ Seeking refuge in a legendary house, they find healing and encounter mystical beings known as ‘Fushigitto.’ A tale of unexpected bonds and enchanting magic awaits.

Duration: 15 December 2023 (Fri) & 16 December 2023 (Sat)
Time: 8:00 PM (15 Dec) & 7:00 PM (16 Dec)
Registration : Walk-in registration


16/12/2023 @ 9:00 am
4/2 @ 4:00 pm
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Sabah Art Gallery
Mile 2, Jalan Penampang
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88000 Malaysia