In Japanese Folklore, Hyakki Yagyo is the procession and riot of demons and ghosts in the night causing pandemonium and terror amongst villages. Gendai Hyakki Yagyo: Modern Day Demon Parade is a new take on the old folktales- taking current events and reimagining them as ghost stories told from the future to imagine how ghosts of the past are navigating in our current world.
This show is a part of Push/Pull's Artist-in-Residency Program. This year's AiR, Marie Okuma Johnston, is a first-generation Japanese American who spends their time navigating between the U.S. and Japan. Marie has a love of Japanese Folklore, Edo Period Yokai Art, and creating art pieces that discuss current events and political topics through whimsical imagery.
Join us June 15th from 6-9pm for the Opening Reception!