An ivory netsuke. A very finely carved and good small Noh mask of the female demon Hannya. Carved horns and grimacing open mouth with fangs. Has an attached silk cord, signed Koichi. Old English collection.
Noh Mask Japanese Ko-omote Hannya Okina Nogaku New
Netsuke themselves are collected for their sculptural nature and ingenious miniature designs.Function (slide for rope on waist of robe-basically stated!) provided the stage upon which Japanese artists could perform their magic.
Okame , also known as Uzume or Otafuku is the name for the female half* of a traditional Japanese Kyogen theatre pair. She is considered to be the goddess of mirth and is frequently seen in Japanese art
Japanese Traditional Kagura Mask Demon HYOTOKO Samurai Noh Kabuki Bugaku Kyogen
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