Saturday, November 8, 2008

"hime" Iwami kagura masks

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Here are 2 versions of "hime" masks in the Iwami Kagura style.

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Hime is commonly translated as "princess", although it meant a woman of high birth.

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Nowadays, in terms of masks at least, is simply means female.

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There are several female characters in Iwami kagura, and often the same mask is used for all of them, but the commonest is Amaterasu in the Iwato dance. Most kagura groups use the same mask for Uzume, the other female character in the Iwato dance, but we use a slightly different mask which I will post next.

Kagura mask index

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