Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hanya Masks of Kunisaki

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I did manage to find a few example of Hanya masks at the shrines on the Kunisaki Peninsular in Kyushu. Male demons were far more common though.

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I have written earlier about hanya masks and what little is known about their meaning.
That, and some earlier posts with my hanya masks are here

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I was fortunate to quite by chance meet up with a mask maker while there. He carved his masks in the traditional way and the standard hanya was one of his mainstays.

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2 comments:

  1. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.... hope you get to have some rest tomorrow...

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  2. Hi Ben
    Happy new year to you and yours...
    no rest on christmas..... just another workday :)

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