Carved wood Noh mask of Mikazuki.
Mikazuki, the third-day Moon-thin crescent moon mask worn by the spirit of Taira No Tomomori. The mask to show a combination of power and divinity in the Noh play "Funa Benkei".
Cypress (Hinoki) wood, light brown ground over-painted with eyebrows, moustache and beard in Sumi, the lips painted red and the eyes red inlaid with copper gilt pupils.
Mask carver: Ogura Soei (born 1928)
Yakiin and carved seal on verso
Size: 20.5 cm X 14.3 cm
Original titled and signed storage box.
Condition: some age and used wear, generally in good condition.
Provenance.: Tokyo Fuji Bijutsukan (Tokyo Fuji Art Gallery)