An image of Nō mask of a female demon (hannya)

Kitazawa Hideta

(Japan 1968 – )

Nō mask of a female demon (hannya)

Location
Not on display
Further information

Jealousy and obsession can transform beautiful women into hannya demons who eat human flesh. Their metallic horns, fangs and tortured expression reveal fury but also a sense of sadness and suffering. Hannya appear in nō and kyōgen (wild words) plays as well as in the kagura dance performances of Shinto faith.

Year
2013
Media
Sculpture
Medium
cypress (hinoki), paint; carving
Dimensions
24.5 x 17.0 x 9.5 cm
Credit
Roger Pietri Fund 2019
Accession number
157.2019
Copyright
© Kitazawa Hideta