Noh mask Hannya

Deme Mitsutaka17th century

Fukuoka City Museum

Fukuoka City Museum
福岡市早良区百道浜3-1-1, Japan

This is an unusual spirit mask with horns, glaring golden eyes, and fangs. The mask is worn by an innate female demon as well as by a woman incarnated as a demon because of her obsessive, passionate love. Delicately disheveled black hair on the forehead makes the mask look more grisly.


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