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Noh mask Ko (little)-jishi

Unknown17-18th century

Fukuoka City Museum

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

Kojishi is a small-scaled Shishi-guchi. In one scene of “Shakkyo,” two Shishi appear: one wears a white-maned wig and the other a red-maned one. The white Shishi dances solemnly while the red one dances light-footedly. If the red-maned Shishi wears the Ko-jishi mask, it is emphasized that the pair are a parent and a child.

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