Japanese Noh Mask

SKU:MI24003

$630.00 Sale price

Regular price $630.00

Description

An antique Japanese Noh mask of Zo-Onna, it is believed that the name "Zo-onna" was named by it's creator Zo-ami. Unlike Ko-omote or Waka-onna, the mask does not display joy or cuteness. Instead, it reflects calmness, purity, and peaceful images of deities of ancient Japan.

Noh masks are carved from Japanese cypress (hinoki) using traditional chisels and templates and finished with the crushed shell powder (gofun), animal glue (nikawa), and mineral pigments (iwa-enogu), the same materials used in traditional Japanese painting (nihonga). It takes between eight months to a year to complete the process of sculpting and painting a noh mask. While the noh masks are generally copies (utsushi) of traditional works, the carver always strives to discover and re-create the essence of the original mask. This requires not only technical skill but an understand and appreciation of noh itself. Through subtle nuances of carving and coloring discovered and developed through years of training and experience, the power of the masks is brought to life. A good mask is a medium for projecting emotion to an audience over a considerable physical distance. The proper modeling of the back of the mask facilitates the projection of the voice. Ultimately, a noh mask’s true beauty and character are realized when an actor wearing it on stage successfully unites intention, Chant, and movement. When these conditions are fulfilled, a state of yūgen – a harmony realized in the of the present moment – is born.  (https://internationalnohinstitute.com/study-noh-with-the-ini/noh-mask-carving/)

 

Dimensions:

21cm wide

13cm deep

 

Click and Collect

At checkout select the ‘Click and Collect’ shipping method. You will be contacted by a Kazari + Ziguzagu team member who will advise when you can collect your items. Items will be ready for collection within 1 business day and must be collected within 5 business days unless otherwise arranged.

Charges apply for storage beyond the initial period. You may also decide to use the Click and Collect service if you have an existing/preferred carrier for interstate and international shipping.

Shipping

We can ship orders worldwide. Kazari + Ziguzagu uses competitive and reliable shipping services including but not limited to Auspost, DHL and local couriers and carriers, as well as art and antique specific interstate and international carriers.

Shipping can be added at checkout for Domestic deliveries (Australia).

Additional insurance may be required as standard insurance may not be sufficient to cover loss or damage of fragile or expensive items.

For deliveries outside Australia, or for custom shipping quotes for this product, please click here. For further information, or discuss shipping your shipping options, please enquire via the contact us page.

Please click here for our full list of delivery options.




Description

An antique Japanese Noh mask of Zo-Onna, it is believed that the name "Zo-onna" was named by it's creator Zo-ami. Unlike Ko-omote or Waka-onna, the mask does not display joy or cuteness. Instead, it reflects calmness, purity, and peaceful images of deities of ancient Japan.

Noh masks are carved from Japanese cypress (hinoki) using traditional chisels and templates and finished with the crushed shell powder (gofun), animal glue (nikawa), and mineral pigments (iwa-enogu), the same materials used in traditional Japanese painting (nihonga). It takes between eight months to a year to complete the process of sculpting and painting a noh mask. While the noh masks are generally copies (utsushi) of traditional works, the carver always strives to discover and re-create the essence of the original mask. This requires not only technical skill but an understand and appreciation of noh itself. Through subtle nuances of carving and coloring discovered and developed through years of training and experience, the power of the masks is brought to life. A good mask is a medium for projecting emotion to an audience over a considerable physical distance. The proper modeling of the back of the mask facilitates the projection of the voice. Ultimately, a noh mask’s true beauty and character are realized when an actor wearing it on stage successfully unites intention, Chant, and movement. When these conditions are fulfilled, a state of yūgen – a harmony realized in the of the present moment – is born.  (https://internationalnohinstitute.com/study-noh-with-the-ini/noh-mask-carving/)

 

Dimensions:

21cm wide

13cm deep

 

Click and Collect

At checkout select the ‘Click and Collect’ shipping method. You will be contacted by a Kazari + Ziguzagu team member who will advise when you can collect your items. Items will be ready for collection within 1 business day and must be collected within 5 business days unless otherwise arranged.

Charges apply for storage beyond the initial period. You may also decide to use the Click and Collect service if you have an existing/preferred carrier for interstate and international shipping.

Shipping

We can ship orders worldwide. Kazari + Ziguzagu uses competitive and reliable shipping services including but not limited to Auspost, DHL and local couriers and carriers, as well as art and antique specific interstate and international carriers.

Shipping can be added at checkout for Domestic deliveries (Australia).

Additional insurance may be required as standard insurance may not be sufficient to cover loss or damage of fragile or expensive items.

For deliveries outside Australia, or for custom shipping quotes for this product, please click here. For further information, or discuss shipping your shipping options, please enquire via the contact us page.

Please click here for our full list of delivery options.