TITLE: Japanese Mask
TYPE: face mask
GENERAL REGION: Asia
SUBREGION: Kyoto Prefecture
DESCRIPTION: Wood mask of unknown type
MAKER: Unknown workshop near Kyoto
MAIN MATERIAL: wood
OTHER MATERIALS: string
This is a mask of an unknown type. It may have been used in kyōgen, which is a form of short comedic play popular in small villages and used as an intermission between dramatic nōgaku plays.
To watch a short documentary about Japanese Nogaku (Noh drama and Kyogen plays), click above.