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Opening Reception for ‘Yōkai: Scenes of the Supernatural in Japanese Woodblock Prints’


Friday, September 30, 2022
6:30 – 8pm Reception

Join us at Asia Society Texas to celebrate our latest exhibition Yokai: Yokai Scenes in Japanese PrintsOver the next few months, the gallery will be home to the famous Yokai. Mystical apparitions such as demons, monsters, trickster spirits and shape-shifting animals. Many of these creatures and their activities have been described in folklore, legends, and historical texts, and have been the subject of plays and paintings that explore the realms of the supernatural.

Get your first glimpse of the artwork in the gallery while grabbing a bite to eat on the Water Garden Terrace.

Yokai: Supernatural Scenes in woodcut There are additional pieces hosted by Scripps University in Claremont, California, and by the Asian Society of Texas for presentation in Houston. The exhibition and associated programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Nancy C. Allen, Ching Hoi Jun and Eddie Allen, Leslie and Brad Butcher. Major support comes from the City of Houston through The Brown Foundation, Inc., the Houston Endowment, and the Houston Arts Alliance. It is also generously funded by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D. Oscar L. Tan, Anne Wales. United Airlines is our official airline partner. It will also be funded by donations from the Exhibition Patrons Circle, a professional group of individuals and organizations committed to providing visual art excellence to Asia Society Texas.

Sponsor introduction

Nancy C. Allen
Leslie and Brad Butcher
Ching Hoi Jun and Edward Allen

official airline sponsor

program sponsor

About Asia Society Texas

Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we celebrate the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspire empathy, and promote cultural exchanges by fostering an understanding of our interconnected world. Our programming, which spans the fields of arts, business, culture, education and policy, is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our communities and the arts to fight prejudice and build more inclusive societies. , dialogue, and trust in the power of ideas.



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