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Kyōgen mask Kitsune(fox)

Unknown18-19th century

Fukuoka City Museum

Fukuoka City Museum

Many of the Kitsune maskus have upward slanting eyes, which are called in Japanese Kitsune-me or "fox-eyes". This mask, however, has charming, downward slanting eyes and folded ears. They say, "Kyougen begins with a monkey, and ends with a fox". To play a leading role in "Tsuri-gitsune"is considered the final training point in Kyougen.

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  • Title: Kyōgen mask Kitsune(fox)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 18-19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w16.5 x h19.7 x d11 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: Fukuoka City Museum

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