This child's costume mask represents Ultraman, the superhero from a futuristic Japanese television series. The mask is made of plastic silver with transparent orange eyes, and a red mouth and ears. A fin runs down the middle of the forehead.
Ultraman was a Japanese television series...
This papier-mâché mask represents a kitsune, or fox. It has a white face, gray whiskers, pink ears and mouth, and gold eyes. The interior of the mask features a manufacturer's tag and a painted inscription.
Kitsune (foxes) are common figures in Japanese folklore, where...
This papier-mâché mask represents the comical figure Hyottoko. Here, he has a pink face with lines on his forehead, his eyebrows are painted black, and his mouth is puckered. The white circles of the eyeballs are painted around large holes. There is an elastic band around the back of the mask...
This papier-mâché mask represents Hyottoko, a character from Japanese folklore. It is painted on front in a skin tone; its face has one white eye wide open (with an eye hole) and the other eye winking. The eyebrows, eye lashes, and nostrils are all painted in black, while the cheeks and wrinkle...
This painted papier-mâché face mask represents Okame, or Otafuku, a figure from Japanese folklore who is considered the goddess of mirth. She is recognizable by her bulbous cheeks and forehead, as well as her expression of happiness. She is painted in a light skin tone with black hair, light...
This painted papier-mâché mask features Okame or Otafuku, the "homely woman," a figure from Japanese folklore known as the goddess of mirth. She is recognizable by her bulbous cheeks and forehead. She is painted on the front in white with small patches of black hair visible beneath a decorative...
This blue Japanese oni mask was probably used during festivals. The oni has gold horns and fangs, as well as black hair with thick, flaring eyebrows and a mustache and goatee. It has glaring gold eyes and red accents. It is worn by using the attached elastic band. In Japanese...
This papier-mâché mask represents a kappa, one of the yokai (supernatural creatures) from Japanese folklore. It is recognized by its beak as well as the blue formation at the top; this would either be the container for water that is the source of a kappa's power, or...
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This is a hand-carved and -painted No theater mask of a young woman made by the artist Izan Hotta. It would have been worn by a male actor. Called a "Ko-omote" (literally, "little mask"), it is meant to portray a beautiful and innocent young girl under the age of twenty. The...
This miniature shishi-gashira, or lion's mask, is called a yumijishi. The mask is painted wood, with a red background, gold eyes and teeth, and black ears and accents. There are white feathers attached to its head. There is a piece of purple and white cotton fabric attached to...
This handpainted tengu (goblin) mask is made of papier-mâché and features the tengu's characteristic abnormally long nose. The eyebrows, mustache, and beard of the mask are made of sisal. The face is painted red with black and gold accents. Tengu masks...
This plastic mask represents the tengu, a goblin-like figure from Japanese folklore. It has a red face and white moustache and eyebrows, as well as the tengu's characteristically long nose and black cap held on by a gold cord. There is a thin elastic band attached to the back...
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