Playing with Spirits: Pokémon and Shintoism

Date/Time

January 28, 2017 to March 4, 2017
10:00 AM until 04:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Description

The video game franchise Pokémon is one of the most popular cultural products to ever come out of Japan. Now more than 20 years old, it is still enjoyed by children and adults throughout the world. Much older is Shintoism, the Japanese religion that inspired Pokémon. This mini-exhibit features objects related to Shinto practices and the cultural underpinnings of Pokémon, including the miniature art of netsuke—the original “pocket monsters.”

Cost

Free

Location

View map Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC

Additional Information

Sponsor

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

Phone

336-758-5282

Contact name

Sara Cromwell

Contact email

moa@wfu.edu

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