|Meaning||Especially Kanzeryu use this mask.
The another name is Jyuroku(Sixteen) This maks is representing the young Heike warrior Atsumori, killed in the battle of Ichinotani at Suma bay in his sixteen age.
Used for roles of young courtier-warriors in ATSUMORI and IKUTA ATSUMORI. A fine example with full cheeks and high-set '?' shaped eyebrows is housed in the Tokyo National Museum. Similar, but with a more open expression is the mask atsumori, used as an alternative.
|Feature||The teenager was fond of playing the flute. Sensitivity, bravery and youth are all apparent in the mask with its gentle eyes, blackened teeth, relaxed lips that almost smile and thin, unshaven eyebrows.|
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1530 Kamiaraga, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan 620-0065
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