Noh mask Masukami-otoko(man)

Unknown18th century

Fukuoka City Museum

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

This is a gruesome mask with sharp furrows between the eyes, sunken eye sockets and high cheekbones. Uneven bangs, a horizontal mustache and pegged teeth stress the dreadfulness of the mask. This is similarly used as Ayakashi, but a ghost of a commoner also wears this mask.


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