Netsuke - Shishiguchi Mask
Netsuke - Shishiguchi Mask
Netsuke - Shishiguchi Mask
Netsuke - Shishiguchi Mask

Netsuke - Shishiguchi Mask

Regular price
Guide Price: £250.00
Sale price
£250.00

A wood and lacquered mask of Shishiguchi, meaning ‘lion's mouth’. The Shishiguchi mask is used for the lion spirit in Scene II of Shakkyo, the play from which all Kabuki lion dances are derived.

In our example the mouth and eyes have been dry lacquered, and the surface of the wood lacquered in black and rubbed to reveal the high points of the wood.

Circa 1880

Size: 4.3cm

Follow the link for another example of a Shishiguchi mask netsuke we have in stock: https://willford-ja.co.uk/collections/latest-arrivals/products/netsuke-mask-lion-mouth

 

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