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Japanese Vintage Wood Sculpture Miniature Masks

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Dolls: Pre 1950: Item # 1112274

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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These are wood curved miniature masks of various faces. They are: Okame ( or Otafuku ), Hannya, Hyottoko, Okame, Man, Old man ( clockwise from top left ). Okame or Otafuku is a derogatory name for a female clown or middle aged woman with an ugly face. Hannya is also a woman's face with horns with expression of rage. Hyottoko is a name of male clown or derogatory name for a man. It is said he is blowing on a fire with a bamboo pipe. Generally in good condition except for some dirt and some hairs of the old man are lost. Late 19th to mid 20th century. Approx: 5~6.5cm x 6.6~9.8cm