Yokai are the various monsters, ghosts and spirits of Japan. During this weekend, families can participate in a scavenger hunt and collect spooky trading cards of tsukumogami—household objects come to life. Hear kamishibai tales of oni, kappa and tengu. Make an oni mask or design your own yokai puppet to use in a daily spirit parade around the house. Visit the sakura pavilion to play ghostly games and watch yokai-themed anime and movies. All activities are free after regular admission.
• Tsukumogami Scavenger Hunt: Follow the clues and find real-life objects around Shofuso which inspired yokai myths
• Kamishibai: Experience Japan’s classic paper theatre style of storytelling with stories about ogres and goblins!
• Games: Scoop fish, pin the nose on the tengu goblin, and take pictures with some friendly ghosts/
• Movies: See classics including Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare and The Great Yokai War