Loading... Please wait...

noh masks for sale

tips : Noh is a form of classical musical drama in Japan, and its present-day form came into existence during the Muromachi Period. Kanami developed a form of Noh called Sarugaku, and Noh became popular under the patronage of the third Ashikaga Shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. During the era of the Tokugawa Shogunat, Noh received official recognition as a national form of performing art that was used in official rituals. A lot of daimyo lords loved it very much. Noh masks are used by the main character, or the “shite,” and accompanying performers called the “tsure.” They are used to portray divinities, demonic divinities, vengeful ghosts, and other characters, on top of female characters that involve aesthetic expressions. Noh plays can be divided roughly into the following main categories: Okina and the elderly, the demonic divinities, the females, the males, and the vengeful ghosts. It is said that there are some 70 basic forms of Noh plays if they are categorized by name (for example, Koomote and Hannya). It is said that there are over 200 forms of Noh plays if the white, red, and black Hannya are counted as separate types.

Sort by:

What's News

  • Japanese old imari

    Old Imari is quite probably the most famous Japanese ceramic product in the …

  • Great China

    In 609, The Asuka dynasty of Japan sent an envoy, Ono no Imoko, to the Sui …

  • Daitokuji Temple

    The head temple of the Rinzai sect’s Daitokuji school of Buddhism, also known …

newsletter

Follow us on

Copyright 2017 ChanoYu online shop. All Rights Reserved.
Sitemap | Bigcommerce Premium Themes by PSDCenter | 神奈川県公安委員会第452580001004号山田健太郎