Halloween 2023 at the Japan Foundation, Toronto

Immerse yourself in the world of yokai — Japanese ghosts and goblins!

In honor of Halloween, the Japan Foundation, Toronto will be holding events featuring Japanese ghosts and goblins in October, including a workshop on film sound effects by foley artist KOYAMA Goro, kamishibai storytelling of yokai stories, an anime film screening about the Kappa (water imp), and a yokai talk event with Professor Glynne Walley from the University of Oregon.

Visit us in costume to get candy for trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 21st!

*The Kamishibai storytelling event and the anime film screening on Saturday, October 21st are postponed until further notice.

-> The events have been rescheduled to Saturday, December 9th

Live Foley Workshop: Sounds of Cinema with KOYAMA Goro

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 PM (ET)

Workshop Event @ JFT Event Hall | Admission free | Registration required

Kamishibai Storytelling —The Goblin, The Water Imp and The Thunder God & The Three Magic Charms—

Saturday, October 21, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM (ET)

*Rescheduled to Saturday, December 9th

Storytelling Event @ JFT Library | Admission free | Registration not required

JFT Library Items on Yokai

Whether you’re a fan of manga/anime featuring yokai characters, looking for engaging reads for young readers, or simply curious to learn about the rich history and folklore surrounding these enigmatic creatures, JFT Library collection has something for everyone. Check JFT Library Item List to help you decide which item to explore!

Apply for a new JFT library card or renew your expired card here.

Summer Days With Coo

Saturday, October 21, 5:00 PM (ET)

*Rescheduled to Saturday, December 9th

Film Screening @ JFT Event Hall | Admission free | Registration required

Domesticating the Kappa, Or: What do Yokai Mean?

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (ET)

Lecture Event @ JFT Event Hall | Admission free | Registration required