Japanese Authentic Noh Ko-Omote "Facet" Mask Japan 10.5. Is in great condition with no cracks, no chips and no stains. Hangs in the back, made in Japan. Google translate says the words translate to "Facet". Theater evolved from a combination of Chinese.
Opera, popular village entertainment known as. Dance to become a uniquely Japanese form of high culture. This Mask has a story and this story doesn't effect the price but I feel like this is worth mentioning.
I bought this mask (along with others) off a woman who moved to America from Japan just 9 months earlier. She told me she was adjusting to life in the states and she had a new boyfriend.
The boyfriend was young also and excitable guy. She told me her father sent her these masks from Japan because the small town she was from was known for making these masks. She sighed and her face now sad, He sent them to me so I wouldn't forget where I came from, so I wouldn't forget... I hesitated as I was wrapping them into my car and the very happy go lucky boyfriend helped me.
He excitedly said Now I can hang my Jerseys above the door, we have a small apartment and now we have so much wall space. We stood there for a good minute. The boyfriend was confused and she smiled & declined. They drove off and I kept them for years, remembering her.
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