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Travel News Japan's first yokai (folklore monsters) museum opened in Hiroshima

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Last Friday, Japan's first yokai museum, officially known as the Yumoto Koichi Memorial Japan Yokai Museum (湯本豪一記念日本妖怪博物館), or in short Miyoshi Mononoke Museum (三次もののけミュージアム), opened in Miyoshi, about 60 kilometres northeast of Hiroshima City. It is based on a collection of 5,000 items donated by ethnologist Yumoto Koichi and displays historical artefacts as well as interactive digital installations.

Mr Yumoto is a curator at the Kawasaki City Museum which is renowned for its collection of yokai (Japanese folklore monsters).

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