Antique Japanese Signed Kagura Mask


“A rare signed and authentic Antique Japanese Kagura Theatrical Mask.  Depicts “Karasu Tengu” one of the supernatural “Yōkai” monster-spirits”

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Antique Japanese Signed Kagura Mask

Excellent Antique Kagura Mask – Karasu Tengu 天狗, 1900-1920.  An authentic & scarce Antique Signed Japanese Kagura Theatrical Drama Mask.   Meiji Era 1900-1920.  This mask was hand crafted using the Kanshitsu process (Hemp cloth, mixed with wood dust & lacquer). The character of this mask is “Karasu Tengu” 天狗  one of the supernatural “Yōkai” monster-spirits.

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Traditional Kagura Drama, 神楽, かぐら (“God-Entertainment”) is an ancient traditional form of Shinto theatrical drama dance much predating both Noh & Kabuki. Once strictly a formal ceremonial art derived from kami’gakari 神懸, かみがかり, (“Oracular Divination”) and “Chinkon” 鎮魂, ちんこん, (“spirit pacification”), it has evolved over many centuries. Contemporary Kagura is now a traditional ritual related to the agricultural calendar & a vibrant Kabuki-esque Theatre.  It is particularly popular in parts of Shimane prefecture and urban Hiroshima.

Stand not included.

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Weight0.8 kg


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