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Supernatural: Ghosts and Monsters in Japanese Prints Yokai: “Something that is otherworldly and strange, yet captivating and appealing.” Cat witches, earth spiders, giant serpents, magicians, ghostly apparitions, shape-shifting women and flesh-eating hags… tales of mysterious phenomena were given artistic treatment by many of the great Edo Period Japanese print artists. Yokai, also known as ghost pictures, have in recent years become a collecting category of their own. Kuniyoshi and his student Yoshitoshi are most famous for their otherworldly designs, although Kunisada and other artists also produced some interesting works. Egenolf Gallery will present a select group of yokai works at Asia Week 2018 alongside their classic ukiyo-e and shin hanga categories of 18th-20th century Japanese prints, which include landscapes, beauties, actors and warriors.