Saturday, February 11, 2012

Kijo. Demon Woman Mask


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There are several kagura dances that have women who become demons, and the Kijo mask is one used in the transformation.

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Momijigari (shown above), Kifune, and Kurozuka, are three such dances that feature variations on the mask.

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There should be a few more weeks of wintery weather so I should be able to get soem more masks finished :)

2 comments:

  1. The mask are always nice, I visited a show like that in Kyoto.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  2. Wouldn't want to wake up with that beside you... Quite an interesting view into Japanese mythology and stories

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