Japanese "Kantan Otoko" Man Noh Mask
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1980: item # 1153472
Please refer to our stock # T-H884 when inquiring.
19 Nikaido, Kamakura City
Kanagawa Pref. 248-0002 JAPAN
Japanese Noh performance mask of "Kantan Otoko".
This Noh mask is a Noh mask of the young man who realized spiritual enlightenment, and is used also as a mask of God.
The Chinese youth "Rosei" is a trip, it stays at the hotel of the village "Kantan", and the pillow which can see the future is borrowed, and a dream is seen.
Although it went to extremes of luxury and luxury was enjoyed, this dream was only a dream, the master of a hotel cooks the meal of foxtail millet of a slight between.
The transiency of life, a trouble in life.
And it is a Noh mask expressing the nobleness which obtained spiritual enlightenment.
Dating from Showa period, 20st century.
It is made by woman artist in Showa, "Kurauchi Tomiyo".
However, unsigned on the mask.
It comes with original silk cloth for keep.
The condition is in very good, no crack and no repaired.
There are many spots as a freckle on the face.
There are expressed designedly in this Noh Mask by Kurauchi that it manufactured as antique which passed though the time.
It has fine patina.
We have 15 pieces of this artist's Noh mask series in all.
It publishes on our online catalog one by one.
Measurements about : 20cm(7.8")X14cm(5.5").