[Hong Kong, 19 August, 2021] The Mills has long been an advocate for pioneering novel cultural and learning experiences. This October, The Mills welcomes you to embark on “Immersive Journey of Junji Ito” for a much-anticipated Halloween. As one of the most notable horror mangaka of our time, Junji Ito is known for contrasting his daunting yet captivating world of horror with distinguishably delicate pen strokes. His works have been translated in up to 12 languages for readers across the globe.
This October, The Mills invites you dive into “Immersive Journey of Junji Ito” taken from five major stories straight out of his mangas, and relish in his world of horror and imagination.
Experience the World of Junji Ito as his Characters
“Immersive Journey of Junji Ito” features impressively detailed story settings inspired from the pages of his mangas, transforming The Annex and using life-size figures to bring the scenes of terror before the eyes of every visitor who dares to step foot within.
Petite exhibition halls were also selected for this programme to dial up the shock factor in crammed, condensed spaces so visitors can best experience Junji Ito’s imaginative world of horror and aesthetics.
Photo caption: “Immersive Journey of Junji Ito” campaign is themed around protagonist Tomie’s visit to The Mills. She’ll be your programme guide to give you a first-hand taste to the eerie exhibition hosted at The Annex, M/F, The Mills
The five exhibition areas include: “Lovesick Dead”, “Souichi’s Convenient Curse”, “Slug Girl”, “Town of No Roads” and “Tomie’s Haunted House”. Inside, life-sized manga characters, plus eerily detailed settings will place put you right in the midst of his tales of terror. Finally, read about Junji Ito and relish in mini replicas of his manga characters in the sixth and final exhibit.
Early-Bird Tickets available starting August 19, while stocks last
The Mills’ “Immersive Journey of Junji Ito” tickets will be on sale through e-platform BOOKYAY from August 19 – you can also enjoy an early bird discount if you book by September 5. Each pre-sale ticket will come with a complementary The Mills x Junji Ito limited-edition tea towel (not for resale). This one-of-a-kind souvenir is not only symbolic of Ito’s comics and the revered The Mills right here in Hong Kong, but also underscores The Mills’ efforts in spearheading unique, innovative concepts, and honouring them through the use of textiles. So mark your calendars, Ito fans!
The Mills’ “Immersive Journey of Junji Ito” Details
Location: The Annex, M/F, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Date: October 1 – October 31, 2021
Weekend & Public Holiday: 13 sessions daily, each limited to 30 pax with 30 minutes’ visit time
12:00 / 12:40 / 13:20 / 14:00 / 15:20 / 16:00 / 16:40 / 17:20 / 18:00 / 18:40 / 19:20 / 20:00 / 20:40
Monday to Friday: 11 sessions daily, each limited to 30 pax with 30 minutes’ visit time
13:00 / 13:40 / 14:20 / 15:00 / 15:40 / 16:20 / 17:00 / 17:40 / 18:20 / 19:00 / 19:40
Early-Bird Ticket price: HK$150 (available from August 19 – September 5)
Retail Ticket price: HK$180 (available from September 6)
Purchasing link: bookyay.com
⚫ Walk: MTR Tsuen Wan Station Exit A3 or MTR Tsuen Wan West Station Exit A2 and continue along the pedestrian walkway and skybridge
⚫ Free Shuttle Bus: MTR Tsuen Wan Station Exit A4 and get off the skybridge or walk towards D·PARK until you reach the opposite of Tsuen Wan Government Office to take The Mills’ free shuttle bus. Designed specifically for this event, The Mills’ shuttle bus will be dressed in Junji Ito decor. Stay tuned for more updates!
(Please refer to the shuttle bus schedule here)
During Halloween, The Mills will host “Immersive Journey of Junji Ito” plus traditional Jack-o-Lantern displays and other surprises for the spooky holiday. Please stay tuned for further event announcements.