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**During the 2021 State of Emergency and Coronavirus Outbreak, events are subject to change and cancellation at a moment’s notice. Please do always check with the official website for any last minute changes or cancellations.**
Yokai Pandemonium Exhibition at the Kadokawa Musashino Museum
November 6 @ 10:00 – February 28 @ 18:00
Yokai Pandemonium exhibition at Kadokawa Musashino Museum in the Tokorozawa Sakura Town.
Yokai Pandemonium Exhibition
Yokai Pandemonium is the second exhibition in the grand gallery of the Kadokawa Musashino Museum. The first was “Kengo Kuma: The Birth of an Art Space Connected to Nature – Transcendent Architecture in Stone and Wood” . Kengo Kuma is the architect behind the impressive rock on water themed museum.
The Yokai Pandemonium exhibit is by the famous Japanese author Hiroshi Aramata. He is also a renowned polymath, critic, translator and specialist in natural history, iconography and cartography. Moreover, he is on the team of advisors who created the magnificent Kadokawa Musashino Museum. Furthermore, Aramata is a member of the World Yokai Association.
The start date of the exhibition will coincide with the grand opening of Sakura Town on Friday November 6th. It will run until Sunday February 28th. (Please note the gallery is closed on Tuesdays). It introduces yokai from all over Japan through art and sculpture. Yōkai are a class of supernatural beings in Japanese folklore. They are more than just ghosts; more like a mix of spirits, monsters and even demons.
Kadokawa Musashino Museum
If you are looking for more detailed general information on the new Kadokawa Museum you can find that here. The post includes a floor by floor guide of what is on offer within the museum, which has millions of comics, books and anime. It is more than just a museum with several other facilities including the grand gallery where the exhibition will be held and Aramata’s Treasure House.
Kadokawa Musashino Museum is just one of the many offerings at the new Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa. It is part of the Cool Japan Forest Project, an initiative between Kadokawa Corporation and Tokorozawa city. Kadokawa Corporation are one of the largest publishing companies in Japan and are known in particular for their manga magazines. Manga will feature greatly in the new complex. Apart from the Kadokawa museum there is the Cool Japan shrine, an anime hotel, restaurants, shops, event space and in the neighboring park there is a TeamLab “Acorn Forest” permanent outdoor exhibition.
Kadokawa Musashino Museum Hours
The museum is open from Wednesdays to Mondays, closed on Tuesdays. It opens from 10 am to 6 pm, except for Fridays and Saturdays when it opens until 9 pm. (Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time everyday).
Tickets cost 1,600 yen for adults, 1000 yen for students and 700 yen for elementary school aged children. Booking is now open on their website (quick link). At the moment (July 16th) the calendar is wide open, but it may book up soon.
Phone number: 0570-017-396. The phone is manned from 2 pm to 5 pm on weekdays only.
All images from the museum’s official website.
Find even more cool events and news for Saitama on the Saitama events calendar.
Ten minute walk from Higashi Tokorozawa station. Parking available – it costs 200 yen for 30 minutes, but capped at 600 yen on weekdays and 1800 yen on weekends.
Kadokawa Culture Museum
Tokorozawa,, 〒359-0023 Japan + Google Map 0570-017-396
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Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors, particularly with the current Coronavirus outbreak.