The Wild Things of Japanese Folklore: Kyoko Imazu’s Curious Prints and Sculptures

Why We Recommend it

Japanese artist Kyoko Imazu explores themes of life, death and regeneration while illustrating strange, mythical creatures.



An artist, printmaker and sculptor living and working in Australia, Kyoko is particularly curious about the mythical creatures of Japanese folklore called the yokài.

These are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits and demons that pepper Japanese mythology – often portrayed as malevolent, mischievous or rather charming.

Kyoko’s works connect these creatures with concepts surrounding the boundaries between life and death, animals and humans. They will hang in Odd One Out, an unassuming boutique gallery and cafe tucked away in Wanchai.

Kyoko’s art has been featured in multiple solos and group exhibitions museums and galleries including Kyoto Museum of Art in Kyoto, Japan, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney to Australia, Davidson Galleries in Seattle, USA, and many more.


When: 24 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017 Where: ODD ONE OUT – G/F, 14 St. Francis Street – Wanchai