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Kyōgen mask Buaku

Unknown18-19th century

Fukuoka City Museum

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

This demon mask is said to be derived from the Noh mask of Beshimi. Though he is presenting a bold front by biting his lower lip, he looks comical because of his turned-up and downward slanting eyes. The mask is used not only for a demon but also as a “mask” worn by a character to threaten others.

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