Night Parade of One Hundred Monsters

  • Sun Aug 19 2018
  • Kids
  • $16 per child, bookings essential

Get to know kooky characters from Japanese folklore through illustration and puppetry at ArtPlay.

Create your own unique paper puppets based on Japanese folklore with artist Kyoko Imazu. According to Japanese legend, during the 'night parade of one hundred monsters', hundreds of funny creatures, strange animals and objects with souls called Yōkai wander round the city. Anyone who comes across the procession will be spirited away.

In this workshop, you will illustrate your own kooky character, based on Japanese Yōkai monsters mixed with your own memories and stories. You will then turn your Yōkai into a simple yet effective hinged puppet, based on the designs of master shadow puppeteer Richard Bradshaw. Finally, bring your puppets together in a short performance, creating your own retelling of the legend of The Night Parade of One Hundred Monsters.

Age: 5 to 8 years

All children must be accompanied by an adult.