Japanese Signed Okina Mask Kokushiki-jō
An antique Signed Japanese Black Okina Mask of Kokushiki-jō. Hand carved from a single piece of wood usually Cypress.
Kokushiki-jō is believed to be the first mask created in Japan and has been a part of celebrations since the first Noh plays. It has similar appearance to Hakushiki-jō with smiling eyes, swirling wrinkles on the cheeks, and hinged lower jaw. The Kokushiki-jō mask is usually smaller than Hakushiki-jō and painted black. It is popular for use in prayers for Japan and world peace, as well as bountiful harvests.
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