NOH is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century. Noh is often based on tales from traditional literature with a supernatural being transformed into human form as a hero narrating a story. Noh integrates masks and costumes. Emotions are conveyed by conventional gestures, the iconic masks like this represents the roles.
Noh Mask, Otafuku or Okame ,Kyogen Noh Mask, known as the "goddess of mirth". mid-century, beautifully rendered .7.5"L x 6" w x 2.5" d weight: 1 lb.