Halloween Special Exhibition: Yokai University SF Campus
Friday, October 23th through November 6th.
at VIZ Cinema Lobby (B-level at NEW PEOPLE). Admission free.
Did you know that the Japanese Yokai (immortal spirits) are attending their fall semester in San Francisco?
The Yokai University: San Francisco Campus is a free exhibition at the VIZ Cinema lobby. Straight from the Yokai capital of Kyoto, this special exhibition is brought to San Francsico for Halloween and beyond! The exhibition will consist of yokai related books, art prints and other media. Notably featured are Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints by master artist Hokusai Katsushika, who is known for works including the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road. The exhibit also features artwork by yokai manga pioneer Shigeru Mizuki, who created the popular series GeGeGe No Kitaro. Yokai art and books.
☆Special Yokai Lecture by Matt Alt (co-author of Yokai Attack!)
Saturday, October 31st at 1:00 pm – 2:30pm.
at VIZ Cinema (B-level at NEW PEOPLE). Admission free.
As part of the two week celebration, NEW PEOPLE invites the public to an informative FREE yokai lecture by Tokyo-based writer Matt Alt, who with co-author Hiroko Yoda, chronicled Japan’s long love affair with monsters and spirits in their book Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide, the first-ever English language yokai guidebook. Matt Alt gives history and insights on its culture on Saturday, October 31st from 1 – 2:30pm at VIZ Cinema. His book and a special collection of yokai themed products will be available for purchase at NEW PEOPLE the Store. Get into the Halloween spirit Japanese style!