Noh Mask [Zo'onna] type

Organization control number
C-1571
Cultural property designation
Important Cultural P
Classification
Sculpture
Era century
Edo period, 17th-18th century
Item shape
Wood with polychromy
Collector
Tokyo National Museum
This type of mask is called Zo’onna because it is said to have been created by Zoami Hisatsugu, a dengaku performing arts master during the Muromachi period (1392–1573). It is used for the roles of supernatural women, such as heavenly maidens and spirits. Its sharp slit eyes, clear complexion, and sharp nose give a serene impression.(20130820_h09) イタリック:Zo’onna、dengaku