Japanese Otafuku mask  Japan  8 inches, painted papier mache  Also known as Uzumi or Okame, Otafuku is the name for the female half of a traditional Japanese Kyogen theatre pair  She is considered to be the goddess of mirth and is frequently seen in Japanese art.  Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. It is also popular with street performers and the general public

Japanese Otafuku mask Japan 8 inches, painted papier mache Also known as Uzumi or Okame, Otafuku is the name for the female half of a traditional Japanese Kyogen theatre pair She is considered to be the goddess of mirth and is frequently seen in Japanese art. Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. It is also popular with street performers and the general public

Noh Mask, Jan 1, 2012 in Tokyo

Noh Mask, Jan 1, 2012 in Tokyo

Japanese Mask by @Mahalarp Teeradechyothin Teeradechyothin Teeradechyothin Teeradechyothin, via Flickr

Japanese Mask by @Mahalarp Teeradechyothin Teeradechyothin Teeradechyothin Teeradechyothin, via Flickr

Japanese Noh Mask, Happy Woman Otafuku circa 1875-1920  www.jcollector.com

Japanese Noh Mask, Happy Woman Otafuku circa 1875-1920 www.jcollector.com

Otafuku Noh Mask

Otafuku Noh Mask

"Nita". By Guim Tió  Great work, distorting fashion's parameters.

"Nita". By Guim Tió Great work, distorting fashion's parameters.

Likishi (or Makishi) Masquerade, Zambia (1st 4 photos by Phyllis Galembo, 2007) - Dondo (A Fool)

Likishi (or Makishi) Masquerade, Zambia (1st 4 photos by Phyllis Galembo, 2007) - Dondo (A Fool)

Africa | Masquerader from the Ivory Coast || Vintage postcard; publisher Agence Ivoirienne Hachette / Iris

Africa | Masquerader from the Ivory Coast || Vintage postcard; publisher Agence Ivoirienne Hachette / Iris

Masks - Traditional japanese theatre

Masks - Traditional japanese theatre

Pagan Winter Festival Costume

Pagan Winter Festival Costume

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