may, 2024

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Lost and Found Yōkai

Event Details

See umbrellas lost from London’s trains, Tubes and buses transform into a joyous ‘parade’ of yōkai at Young V&A’s first major creative installation, Lost and Found Yōkai.

When: May 24 to September 1 | 10am to 5.30pm

Where: Young V&A

Ticket price: Free

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Inspired by Young V&A’s current exhibition, Japan: Myths to Manga, Young V&A has invited contemporary artists and designers from a host of disciplines to joyously transform umbrellas previously forgotten on London’s transport networks, and donated via Transport for London’s Lost Property office, into yōkai, as part of Young V&A’s new major installation, Lost and Found Yōkai.

The free indoor installation takes visitors on a journey through Kasa-obake Alley, where umbrellas once lost around the bustling streets of London, now dance with life at Young V&A.

The installation draws from traditions of yōkai, a class of supernatural beings and entities that abound in Japanese folklore, literature, art and popular culture, in particular, the kasa-obake or umbrella monster. These playful spirits are a type of tsukumogami, everyday objects that receive a spirit and find new life as yōkai on their 100th birthday.

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