Hannya Mask
Hannya mask-Trad Japan-
Hannya mask-Trad Japan-
Hannya mask-Trad Japan-
Hannya mask-Trad Japan-
Hannya mask-Trad Japan-
Hannya mask-Trad Japan-
How do you think about this?
It seems that there are some people caved tattoo of Hannya.
This is Hannya Mask.

Hannya Mask
The Hannya mask is used in many noh and kygen Japanese plays, as well as in Shinto ritual kagura dances.

Actually, Hannya is female.

The Hannya mask portrays the souls of women who have become demons due to obsession or jealousy.

Plays in which a person may wear the hannya mask include Aoi no Ue and Djji; its use in these two plays, two of the most famous of the Noh repertoire, and its distinctive and frightening appearance make it one of the most recognizable Noh masks.

The Hannya mask is said to be dangerous and Erotic but also sorrowful and tormented displaying the complexity of human emotions. When the actor looks straight ahead, the mask appears frightening and angry; when tilted slightly down, the face of the demon appears to be sorrowful, as though crying.
The oldest hannya mask is dated 1558.

Hannya masks appear in various skin tones: a white mask indicates a woman of aristocratic status (such as Rokuj in Aoi no Ue), a red mask depicts a low-class woman (seen in Djji), and the darkest red depicts true demons.

And,I bought in antique market, so this is only one.

Mask caved craftsman is very expensive, sometimes more than one million.

But, this mask is replica, so this price.

Instead, wooden mask is rare.

If you have any question, please feel free contact us.

Because of antique, there are some scratches.

Please check thoroughly with photos.
 Item Number  Kh006
 Item Name  Hannya Mask
 Price  4,000 YEN
 About  50 U.S.dollars 37 euros
 Packing weight  about 800 g
 Size  L 28cm × W 17cm × H 9cm