Noh mask Ko(little)-tobide

Deme Mitsutaka17th century

Fukuoka City Museum

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

Ko-tobide opens its eyes and mouth a little less widely than O-tobide. It doesn’t look so dauntless as O-tobide, but instead it appears more quick-witted. It is used for the role of a fox god or a spirit. Many Ko-tobide masks have animal-like eyes. However, this mask has uniquely neat looks.


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