Noh mask Deigan(gold painted eyes)

Unknown17-18th century

Fukuoka City Museum

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

The gold-painted whites of the eyes indicate that this woman is a superhuman being. The mask has a chilling cold beauty. It is used for a woman who has attained religious salvation or for a woman whose jealousy transformed herself to a living spirit.


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