Japanese Carved Hinoki
Signed: Ichiko Saku.
Circa: Taisho, 1912-26
8.5 in.(22cm), W 5.25 in.(13.5cm), D 3 in.(7.5cm)
Condition: net weight: 5 oz.
overall very good condition!
Theater began around the 14th century as a ritual offering in Japanese temples
and shrines. Among sixty primary designs in Noh masks, Ko-Omote (Little Face)
represents a girl in her teens, and she is the prototype for over twenty others
onna-men, each varying subtly from the innocence of this mask, through which evolved
into a wide range of female roles; where in the Noh Play a skilled actor can imbue
an impassive expression with subtle emotion according to his movements.
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