Japanese Otafuku mask  Japan  8 inches, painted papier mache  Also known as Uzumi or Okame, Otafuku is the name for the female half of a traditional Japanese Kyogen theatre pair  She is considered to be the goddess of mirth and is frequently seen in Japanese art.  Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. It is also popular with street performers and the general public

Japanese Otafuku mask Japan 8 inches, painted papier mache Also known as Uzumi or Okame, Otafuku is the name for the female half of a traditional Japanese Kyogen theatre pair She is considered to be the goddess of mirth and is frequently seen in Japanese art. Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. It is also popular with street performers and the general public

A Hangyoku (Young Geisha) holding a Kumade or "Lucky Charm Rake", which are sometimes styled to resemble cypress-slat fans, as here. The Otafuku mask or “Goddess of Mirth” is generally attached to help rake in happiness and prosperity. Kumade are sold at Tori-no-Ichi Festivals that are held in November, throughout Japan. The largest of the Tori-no-Ichi Festivals are in Tokyo.

A Hangyoku (Young Geisha) holding a Kumade or "Lucky Charm Rake", which are sometimes styled to resemble cypress-slat fans, as here. The Otafuku mask or “Goddess of Mirth” is generally attached to help rake in happiness and prosperity. Kumade are sold at Tori-no-Ichi Festivals that are held in November, throughout Japan. The largest of the Tori-no-Ichi Festivals are in Tokyo.

Noh Mask, Jan 1, 2012 in Tokyo

Noh Mask, Jan 1, 2012 in Tokyo

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Vintage Otafuku Mask.  Paper Mache Japanese Kyogen Theatre Mask.  Japanese Kyogen Otafuku Mask. $22.50, via Etsy.

Vintage Otafuku Mask. Paper Mache Japanese Kyogen Theatre Mask. Japanese Kyogen Otafuku Mask. $22.50, via Etsy.

Oto mask is regarded as the archetype of okame mask

Oto mask is regarded as the archetype of okame mask

otafuku mask

otafuku mask

Mascaras Noh utilizadas en el teatro japonés.                                                                                                                                                     Más

Mascaras Noh utilizadas en el teatro japonés. Más

Antique Japanese wooden otafuku mask with crystal eyes

Antique Japanese wooden otafuku mask with crystal eyes

Old Japan/Japanese Cypress-Carved  Otafuku Mask Branded/Signed -Mastercraftsman

Old Japan/Japanese Cypress-Carved Otafuku Mask Branded/Signed -Mastercraftsman

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