Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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.
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
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.