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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1970: Item # 1378338

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Wakayama, Isumi
Chiba 298-0001

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Old Japanese folk wood carving hannya mask of a 'kuwae-men' (mask worn to hold backside projection in mouth) for local kagura theatrical performance, portrays the soul of woman who has became demon due to obsession or jealousy. But also with somehow humorous impression as an unusual type. Showa period, 20th century. Some aged deterioration as seen. Length with horn: 18cm (7.08in), Width: 12cm (4.72in), Depth with horn: 5.5cm (2.16in)

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