Japan Kimono
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ceramic OHAGURO lady Mask
20 x 14 cm

Ohaguro is a custom of dyeing one's teeth black. It was most popular in Japan until the Meiji era, as well as in the southeastern parts of China and Southeast Asia. Dyeing was mainly done by married women, though occasionally men did it as well. It was also beneficial, as it prevented tooth decay.

Handpainted ceramic. Kyogen


Handpainted Ceramic. Kyogen

Japanese ceramic Noh style mask- Otafuku
28x21 cm

Small Japanese ceramic Noh style mask- Otafuku

Also known as Uzumi or Okame, Otafuku is the name for the female half of a traditional Japanese Kyogen theatre pair. She is considered to be the goddess of mirth and is frequently seen in Japanese art.
18 x11,5 cm


Mask Magojiro.
The mask of Magojiro is used in plays such as Genji Kuyo, Hanjo and Yuya. The mask takes its name from the creator of the original mask, Kongo Magojiro, who allegedly modelled the features on those of his wife, who had died young.

Ko-omote portrays a young woman.
12 X 18,6 cm