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Noh mask Shiro(white)-hannya

Unknown17th century

Fukuoka City Museum

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

The lighter-colored Hannya mask is called Shiro (white)- hannya. The mask is worn by Rokujo-miyasudokoro in “Aoi-no-ue (Lady Aoi).” Though she was a highborn and cultured lady, she becomes a demon, consumed with passion and jealousy, and she kills her rival in love.

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