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Posted 3 years ago


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I am looking for more information on when these masks are from and more history about them! I got them from my great grandfather and they are wood and ceramic or clay ish stuff.

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  1. jwendell222 jwendell222, 3 years ago
    Hi, there are well over 200 Noh theater masks, plus other theater and dance maska, sometimes with only subtle differences. I think the center mask may be Hanya, used in Noh theater and some dances. The Hannya mask portrays the souls of women who have become demons due to obsession or jealousy. However, there are very many demon masks and I'm offering my best guess. If you Google terms like 'Noh Theater Masks' or 'Japanese Theater Masks' , you will find fertile drounds for searching. Best of luck, Jim
  2. Zipcrinkle, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the info. I did that a bit an was told by one mask expert they are not noh masks so I'm not really sure if they are just art peices and not meant to wear.
  3. zguy2112 zguy2112, 3 years ago
    Very cool masks, the Devil is the best!
  4. toracat toracat, 3 years ago
    I believe they are worth minimum $500 each and maybe much more!!!

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