noh mask (dance & live theatre)

Noh mask. Hashihime type. Represents a jealous woman who seeks revenge. Thick, furrowed brows and intense staring eyes. The pale forehead gives way to dark reddish brown on the lower half of the face, symbolizing her extreme anger. Gold painted teeth are clearly visible in a grimacing mouth, and disordered strands of painted hair on forehead and cheeks heighten the impression of intense emotional turmoil. Inscription: Honmen Utsushi Shigetaka + Kao

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