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Title

Night procession of the hundred demons (Hyakki yagyô)

circa 1860

Artist

Hiroharu Itaya

Japan

1831 – 1882

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Procession of goblins
    Alternative title
    Hyakki Yagyô
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Cultural origin
    Style - Yamato-e.
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    circa 1860
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    29.5 x 600.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed, "Itaya Keiji". Sealed "Hiroharu". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Asian Art Collection Benefactors 1995
    Location
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    125.1995
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Hiroharu Itaya

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    Designed to be read from right to left across its six-metre expanse, Itaya Hiroharu’s 'Night procession of the hundred demons' shows a parade of creatures bursting from boxes and baskets. They frolic through the night, before dissolving with the rising sun. The number of demons, or goblins, is described as 100 but this is used broadly to mean a large number. The objects that have come to life (tsukumogami) gain their spirit when they are 100 years old. In folktales, objects are often thrown away before they reach 100 so owners can avoid interacting with spirited things. The scroll shows demons (oni), tengu and other yōkai parading alongside household objects – umbrellas, grass sandals, folding fans, plates, braziers and musical instruments.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

    • Japan Supernatural, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Nov 2019–08 Mar 2020

    • Elemental, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Jul 2022–2024

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

  • Provenance

    Toyobi Far Eastern Art, New York, pre 30 Mar 1995, United States of America, purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, March 1995.