Noh masks of Japanese theater.
Japanese Noh Mask, Happy Woman Otafuku circa 1875-1920 www.jcollector.com
19th Century Japanese Carved Oni with Okame Mask Ivory Netsuke Signed Yasumasa, 19th century
IVORY NETSUKE ~ 19th Century ~ By Meizan. Depicting Hotei with an okame mask entertaining a small child. Signed.
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.
Japanese Noh Mask
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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
Antique Japanese wooden otafuku mask with crystal eyes