Young Geisha holding a Kumade 1916

A Hangyoku holding a Kumade or "Lucky Charm Rake". 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.

Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. Japanese otafuku masks

Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. Japanese otafuku masks

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.

Antique Japanese wooden otafuku mask with crystal eyes

Antique Japanese wooden otafuku mask with crystal eyes

Oto mask is regarded as the archetype of okame mask

Oto mask is regarded as the archetype of okame mask

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