figure (communication artefact)

Painted wooden model of a Noh actor wearing a black mask. His robe is blue with cranes and turtles and plant decoration. He is carrying aloft a fan decorated with pine motifs in his left hand and a bell in his right hand. On the underside of his left foot is the character 'kotobuki' which means 'happy'. The word 'Japanese' is handwritten on the right foot. Both feet are painted red including on the underside.

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