Kyogen mask: Hakuzousu

Deme Mitsuteru18th-19th century, Edo period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum

This mask is used for Kyogen play. It dents gently from the eyebrows to the lower eyelids. The eyes are curved down at the corner by hollowing out. Both ends of the upper lip are pulled up and both ends of the lower lip are pulled down a little, the mouth is opened sideways and the teeth are shown. There are wrinkles on both sides of the mouth. The face is covered with skin color. The hair, eyebrows, gums, mustache and beard are painted in light black color ink. The lips are deep vermilion and the teeth are white. The backside of the mask is coated with brown-wiped lacquer.

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  • Title: Kyogen mask: Hakuzousu
  • Creator: Deme Mitsuteru
  • Date Created: 18th-19th century, Edo period
  • Physical Dimensions: w13.9 x h21.4 x d8.7 cm
  • Type: Sculpture

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