Place of origin : 100% MADE IN JAPAN. 32 cm (length), 23 cm (width), 12 cm (corner). There are about 60 types of Noh masks.
The origin of "Noh" is a performing art called "Sangaku, " which was introduced from China during the Nara period (710-794). From the beginning of the Heian period, "sangaku" spread throughout Japan and gradually came to be called sarugaku. Noh masks were first performed at festivals to pray for world peace and a good harvest, and some masked dancers danced as gods. In the early history of Noh masks, masks of "demons" were created along with those of the god "O", and later, a number of "human transcendence" Noh masks were created.He developed "sarugaku" from a popular pastime into the highly artistic Noh. Noh masks are finished with an "in-between face" in which emotions are not clear.
Women's Noh masks, in particular, are made so that they can express joy, pleasure, loneliness, sadness, etc. By looking upward and downward. We invite you to compare the different facial expressions on the top and bottom of the mask you hold in your hand. We carefully check the condition of all of our items before we list it for sale and also before we dispatch it to you.
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