Junji Ito is hailed as one of the most important Japanese horror comic artists of all time — so when we heard he was putting on a huge “Aesthetics of Horror” exhibition in Hong Kong, we just had to take a look.
The exhibition allowed visitors to immerse themselves in his signature oppressive style of horror, with works depicting his comic characters within Hong Kong streetscapes.
On top of that, we were also treated to a rare glimpse into the personal workspace of Junji, as well as an incredibly (if a little terrifying) augmented reality experience that truly brought his comics to life. More than 10 scenes, from comics such as Spiral, Tomie, Soichi and Lovesick Dead, were included.
Check out what went down in the image gallery above. After you’ve finished, check out Taschen’s new A-Z directory of manga.
- Photography: Stanely Cheng / Highsnobiety