Masks

Japanese masks are part of a very old and highly sophisticated and stylized theatrical tradition. The oldest masks are the gigaku. The form no longer exists, and was probably a type of dance presentation. The bugaku developed from this – a complex dance-drama that used masks with movable jaws.

The Noh mask evolved from the gigaku and bugaku and is the supreme achievement of Japanese mask-making. Noh masks represent gods, men, women, madmen and devils, and each category has many sub-divisions. Noh plays are acted entirely by men. The masks are worn throughout very long performances and are consequently very light. Kyōgen are short farces with their own masks, and accompany the tragic Noh plays. Kabuki is the theatre of modern Japan, rooted in the older forms, but masks are replaced by painted faces.   

Most masks fit inside satchels which will be $15.85 nationwide

To purchase please call 07 5591 5088 Credit card payments can be made over the telephone, otherwise you may deposit into our bank account. Details available upon request.

 

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Buddha Mask

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Height 210mm

Width 150mm

Depth 120mm

Material Wood

 

Price $99

Scary Mask

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Height 260mm

Width 150mm

Depth 70mm

Material Wood

 

Price $75

Mask

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Height 230mm

Width 170mm

Depth 90mm

Material Wood

 

Price $75

this guy's had way too much sake!

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Height 270mm

Width 160mm

Depth 100mm

Material Wood

 

Price $75

Otafuku

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Height 210mm

Width 170mm

Depth 80mm

Material Wood

 

Price $69

Devil

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Stock#AL08

Height 350mm

Width 260mm

Depth 140mm

Material Clay on wood

 

Price $172

Wooden Mask

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Stock#AL27

Looks like it comes from somewhere in the South Pacific.

Size  21 x 18 x 8cm

Price $66

 

 

Two-faced Oni Mask

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Stock#OI008

Age Showa (ca. 1960)

Height 350mm

Width 260mm

Depth 100mm

Material wood

 

Price $318

 

Rare double-sided mask featuring the two-faces of women (happy and angry - hmm sounds familiar:)