Saturday, February 12, 2011

A new red hanya mask

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In the months of December and January there is almost nothing to do in the garden, and with more than enough firewood for this winter I have had enough "free" time to finally get round to finishing some masks.

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Red hanya masks exist in other parts of the country, but I have never seen one in an Iwami Kagura dance.

There was a program on NHK a few days ago that included an interview with a master maskmaker from Hamada, and onbe thing he said was that if a mask was meant to be scary, then make it scary. Thats what I have tried to do here....

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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful and terrifying--really nice work!

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  2. Where can i get this?!

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  3. What is your email sir? Sorry for the late reply.

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  4. I found it, i will contact you asap.

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