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Japanese Antique Okame Noh Mask

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Japanese Antique Okame Noh Mask
Antique Japanese Noh mask of Okame, Signed on the back by Hanyu Mitsunaga-Artist specializing in Noh Masks, Nohmenshi. Born in Tokyo, produced masks late 19th through early 20th century, exclusively produces masks for the Kanze-ryu of Noh theater. Hanyu Mitsunaga’s works are part of the collection of the Tokyo Oume Nishiwake-cho district Hayashi-ren (festival group). Some restoration. The Otafuku mask is mainly used in Hayashi-ren which are groups that specialize in performing for local summer and autumn festivals which are seen often in the countryside in Japan. The mask is used in comic plays performed. Depending on the region, sometimes the performances are called Kagura. Late Meiji Period Size: 7 7/8" high

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