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IVORY NETSUKE ~ 19th Century ~ By Meizan. Depicting Hotei with an okame mask entertaining a small child. Signed.

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A Hangyoku holding a Kumade or "Lucky Charm Rake". The Otafuku mask or “Goddess of Mirth” is generally attached to help rake in happiness and prosperity. Kumade are sold at Tori-no-Ichi festivals that are held in November.

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Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. Japanese otafuku masks

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