Yokainoshima, spirits of Japan

In Japan, divinities and supernatural beings are omnipresent.

From the 7th of July 2018 to the 25th of May 2019, the Musée des Confluences explores the relationships between the Heavens and the Earth through ritual costumes.

Last updated date : 20/07/2018
From 07/07/2018 to 25/05/2019 between 11 AM and 7 PM except on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Closed on Monday. Thu. til 10 pm, Sat., Sun and bank hols from 10 am to 7 pm. On July 14th: 10 am-7 pm. Counters close 45 min. before.
Musée des Confluences 86 quai Perrache - 69002 Lyon 2ème

The 700 m² immersive exhibition space offers a chance to discover the traditions and customs of the Land of the Rising Sun.
Yokainoshima, which could be translated as ‘the island of monsters’ or the ‘island of spirits’, is a series of photographs taken by Charles Fréger between 2013 and 2015.

Known for his serial portraits of various communities in different parts of the world, he is fascinated by the immutable. Here, Charles Fréger photographs people who bring to life ritual costumes inherited from Japan’s rural world. While his series is not strictly speaking ethnographic, it highlights the role of the mask and costume in Japan’s traditions and ceremonies.

With sleek visuals and illuminating explanations, the exhibition successfully brings together a contemporary vision of ritual clothing and artefacts from the museum’s Japanese collections. 80 photographs resonate with the objects exhibited. From photographs to masks, discover the relationship between Japanese spirituality and contemporary culture, including cosplay, manga and video games.

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Openings
  • From 07/07/2018 to 25/05/2019 between 11 AM and 7 PM except on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
    Closed on Monday.
    Thu. til 10 pm, Sat., Sun and bank hols from 10 am to 7 pm. On July 14th: 10 am-7 pm.
    Counters close 45 min. before.
Prices
  • Adult: 9 €, Student: 5 € (18-25 years.).

    One entrance fee for the permanent and temporary exhibitions.

    €6 – reduced price
    €5 – young adults aged 18-25
    Free for job seekers, RSA beneficiaries and social minima, disabled and their escorts, AAH and AEEH or holders of a disability card, voluntary civic service. Lyon City Card, national tour guide, ICOM card, Eurostar ticket (valid for 5 days after the go: 1 full price ticket purchased = 1 free ticket).

    € 7 – group rate (10 or more adults, by reservation)
    Reduced rates for everyone from 17:00 (tickets purchased on site only).
  • Included with the Lyon City Card

Musée des Confluences

86 quai Perrache - 69002 Lyon 2ème

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