This product is a ceramic Noh mask.
Noh is a form of Japanese theater originating in the 14th century. It is one of the oldest existent theaters in the world, and was designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2008.
In Noh plays, only the lead performer called “Shitekata” wears a mask. The mask expresses what kind of character is portrayed. This “Hannya” mask portrays the soul of a woman who has become a demon due to obsession or jealousy.
The original masks which are used in actual plays are wooden, but this item is made of ceramics which is designed for decorations.
Please note that there may be slight differences as each product is handmade.
・Material/ Face：Ceramics , String：Rayon
・Note/ The height includes horns.
・Weight/ 740 g
・Made in Japan