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Kyōgen mask Saru(monkey)

Unknown17-18th century

Fukuoka City Museum

Fukuoka City Museum

There are many variation in Saru masks: young, old, male and female, just like in a monkey family. The mask of a child monkey is used for "Utsubo-zaru," where a child actor often makes his stage debut. "Saru-muko"also uses a Saru mask. It is the stiry about a monkey who adopts a son-in law into his family. This human-like mask maybe worn by the father monkey.

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  • Title: Kyōgen mask Saru(monkey)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 17-18th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w14.8 x h19.6 x d7.3 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: http://museum.city.fukuoka.jp/

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