‘Yōkai Hikimaku’ animation premieres in London

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum has loaned the ‘Yōkai Hikimaku’ kabuki curtain by KAWANABE Kyōsai to the Citi Exhibition Manga at the British Museum, the largest manga exhibition in the world to take place outside of Japan.

To celebrate the occasion, a high-definition digital image and animation of the ‘Yōkai Hikimaku’ kabuki curtain were created in collaboration with Toppan Printing, and the international symposium “Classical Arts x Digital Technologies” was held on June 29 at Japan House London. The animation premiered at this symposium.

This symposium was organized by the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum at Waseda University and Japan House London, in cooperation with the University of Birmingham and the Global Japanese Studies Model Unit of Waseda’s Top Global University Project.