Yokai The hopeful monster
Yokai are a traditional Japanese cultural form through which everyday fears are represented as monstrous creatures. These fears are diminished both by the act of representation, and the sharing of this representation in the community.
In my project I have modernized the Yokai theme, making an inflatable Yokai costume that represents womens’ contemporary fears. The costume forms the basis for a performance. Compared to traditional two-dimensional representations, this is intended to bring the Yokai to life and amplify their psychological impact.