Noh mask Hakushiki (white)-jo (old man)

Unknown16th century

Fukuoka City Museum

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

One of the major characteristics of the Okina mask is a detached chin (Kiri-ago or “Cut-chin”). The lower jaw is separated and attached with a cord. Eyebrows made of white round fluffs of cotton used to be attached, but only their marks remain now. The mask shows sweet bracing smile with inverted L-shaped eyes.


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