Musée des confluences

Yokainoshima, spirits of Japan

Temporary exhibition, from July 7th 2018

We are surrounded by natural forces and divinities. In Japanese masked rituals, costumes are worn to transform the wearer into a god, demon or animal. The exhibition creates links between the contemporary photographs of Charles Fréger, which depict a large number of ritual masked figures, and the museum's Japanese collections. Allow yourself to be guided through this island of spirits, from the foundations of Japanese spirituality to modernday practices, such as manga, cosplay and video games.


This exhibition is part of Japonismes 2018.

Namahage Oga prefecture d'Akita, Japon ©Charles Fréger 2013