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Antique Japanese Karasu Tengu Mask
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Antique Japanese Karasu Tengu Mask

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1271774
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Antique Japanese bird mask of Karasu Tengu. This mask represents the legendary creature represented in Japanese folklore, the demon fighters who trained Yoritomo his sword skills. The gold eyes painted on the mask denote the demon character. Back of mask shows artistic carving in the kiri wood, including embossed mark of maker Osaki Kotasu. Late Edo early Meiji Period (circa 19th Century) Dimensions: 6.75" Long, X 6" Wide