Japanese Noh theater mask, Bugaku mask "Taishoutoku". A man's mask made by the technique of dry lacquer "Kanshitsu" (method of applying layers of hemp cloth between lacquer). Dance and its accompanying music, which were introduced to Japan from the Korean Peninsula in the 7th century, are called Bugaku.
It is also called the world's oldest musical art. This mask is worn when dancing to the song "Taishoutoku". Is a major form of classical Japanese dance-drama.
That has been performed since the 14th century. Noh performance combines a variety of elements into a stylistic whole, with each particular element the product of generations of refinement according to the central Buddhist, Shinto.
And minimalist aspects of Noh's aesthetic principles. Region of origin : Japan Size : L. 27cm / 10.6inch x W. 23cm / 9inch Weight : 715g / 1.6lbs Age : Post 1940s Material. There are some small scratches due to long usage and time but no big damage.The item "Vintage Japanese Noh theater mask Bugaku mask Taishoutoku Red, Dry lacquer" is in sale since Friday, April 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Masks". The seller is "sandlushigome1" and is located in Tokyo. This item can be shipped worldwide.