Japanese Otafuku mask  Japan  8 inches, painted papier mache  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.  Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. It is also popular with street performers and the general public

Japanese Otafuku mask Japan 8 inches, painted papier mache 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. Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. It is also popular with street performers and the general public

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A Hangyoku (Young Geisha) holding a Kumade or "Lucky Charm Rake", which are sometimes styled to resemble cypress-slat fans, as here. The Otafuku mask or “Goddess of Mirth” is generally attached to help rake in happiness and prosperity. Kumade are sold at Tori-no-Ichi Festivals that are held in November, throughout Japan. The largest of the Tori-no-Ichi Festivals are in Tokyo.

A Hangyoku (Young Geisha) holding a Kumade or "Lucky Charm Rake", which are sometimes styled to resemble cypress-slat fans, as here. The Otafuku mask or “Goddess of Mirth” is generally attached to help rake in happiness and prosperity. Kumade are sold at Tori-no-Ichi Festivals that are held in November, throughout Japan. The largest of the Tori-no-Ichi Festivals are in Tokyo.

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Vintage Otafuku Mask.  Paper Mache Japanese Kyogen Theatre Mask.  Japanese Kyogen Otafuku Mask. $22.50, via Etsy.

Vintage Otafuku Mask. Paper Mache Japanese Kyogen Theatre Mask. Japanese Kyogen Otafuku Mask. $22.50, via Etsy.

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Geisha and her Otafuku mask, by Ísis Seika

Geisha and her Otafuku mask, by Ísis Seika

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