Ko-omote Noh Mask


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Ko-omote (literally “small face”) Noh masks are used for main or secondary roles, of either a young girl or a supernatural being. Inspired by Heian-period (794–1185) aristocratic style, the face is painted white, with shaved and painted eyebrows, neatly combed hair, and black-dyed teeth. The mask conveys the idea of innocent beauty.

Ko-omote Noh Mask, Cypress wood with white, black, and red pigments, Japan

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