This mask made by Hideta Kitazawa. Please read below about his profile. His work was recognized by living national treasure Manzou Nomura of The Nomura House of Kyogen. From that time he became.This mask was designed for the purpose of actual use in professional Kyogen theatre. This mask painted with Japanese traditional pigments(water colors). Please keep the mask in a moist area and avoid excessive sunlight exposure. This mask is infinitely durable(more than 700 years) as long as you keep it carefully. [Item specifics] Conditions NEW Material(Mask) : Japanese cypress Material(Box) : Japanese paulownia [Included things] mask pouch. [Dimensions] approximate size width 7.08"(18cm) x 5.90"(15cm) height 3.15(8cm). We are willing to negotiate the price of this item. It is said that the history of moku-chokoku began in the Asuka period (sixth century).
When Buddihism was introduced to Japan, Moku-chokoku is the skill of Buddhist image carving. Along with it, moku-chokoku developed to accommodate the architectural sculptures The beautifully-sculptured columns and fanlights of the shrine Tosho-gu, a World Heritage Site, were carved by craftsman in the Edo period. World-renowned craftsman "Hidari Jingoro" was one of them. In the Meiji period, decorative carvings expanded to ornament such objects as household furniture. Only a chisel and knife is used to produce these works.
HIDETA KITAZAWA (Mask in Carver, Shinto Temple Carver) Born February 4th 1968, Hideta chose to follow his fathers footsteps and become a second generation woodcarving artist. In 1991 after graduating from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology with a major in Forest Management, he went on to begin intensive woodcarving studies with his father Ikkyou Kitazawa. Since that time, he has received a number of awards including the Outstanding Youth Artesian Award for Tokyo 1997 and the Yokohama Noh Drama Hall Director's Prize in 2003. He has exhibited his works both nationally and internationally and his carvings of Shinto floats and o-mikoshi are in current use throughout Japan's Kanto area.
His masks are also used extensively by a number of noh and kyogen professionals. Thank you for visiting our store. This store is managed by Katsushika Traditional Crafts Association (KTCA) in Katsushika ward which is located in eastern Tokyo.
This area has a reputation for producing many leading traditional master craftsman. In 1991, the KTCA was officially authorized by the Katsushika ward local Government to develop the traditional craft industry. The cuwent membership of the association is more than 40 master craftsman including living National Treasures. This store was founded with the aim of introducing Japanese traditional crafts and culture to the world.
All goods are made by award winning master craftsman and all goods are guaranteed as genuine by Katsushika ward Government. Because the goods are so rare and wonderful, even people living in Japan sometimes find it difficult to obtain them. Now, enjoy guaranteed safe, shopping. EMS is produced by Japan Post.We will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you for looking & enjoy guaranteed safe shopping.
The item "Kyogen Mask(Kokata) Japanese Saru(Monkey) Noh Nogaku New" is in sale since Thursday, June 26, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Masks". The seller is "katsushika_master_craftsman" and is located in Katsushika, Tokyo. This item can be shipped worldwide.