Art

Japan Supernatural

Step into the other-world of Japanese mythology.

Immersively displayed, and spanning three centuries of history, ‘Japan Supernatural’ at the Gallery of NSW is showcasing some of Japan’s greatest artists. Explore the style across film, animation, print, carving, and painting – for an experience that spans tradition and the fantastical, and fuses folklore with fantasy. 

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Image: Utagawa Kuniyoshi ‘The actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the ghost of Kozakura Tōgō and as the tea server Inba, in reality the ghost of Tōgō (R), Bandō Hikosaburō IV as Orikoshi Tairyō (C), Iwai Kumesaburō III as Katsuragi, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Koshimoto Sakuragi, in reality the ghost of Tōgō (L)’; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2019 Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW