Saturday, November 27, 2010

Akaoni (red demon) masks of Kunisaki


Since I started to make masks myself I have become interested in searching out examples of older, wooden masks.


Shrines are a good place as many of them have old masks on display.


The red demon is often paired with the white demon.


All of these masks were at shrines on the Kunisaki peninsular in Oita Prefecture, northern Kyushu.


You can see a couple of my red demon masks here.

1 comment:

  1. So you make some of these masks yourself? They look awesome! I'm interested in picking up a mask of some sort for possible haikyo pictures. How much do you sell for? What are the masks made of and such?