Kyogen mask Noborihige
||The direct translation is 'climbing beard.' The name of a mask used in
kyougen plays. His name is inspired by the upward-growing hair on his temples.
Noborihige is used to play kyougen roles of gods, hermits, and spirits
of the dead. He represents the god of a subtemple, in ai-kyougen scenes
(kyougen interludes forming part of a Noh play) in such Noh plays as ARASHIYAMA
and KAMO (The Thunder God).
|| Noborihige has the face of a rustic old man with a slightly protruding
forehead, low nose and several teeth missing.
The hair implanted around the lower half of his face, he has painted hair
on his chin, upper lip, and eyebrows.
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1530 Kamiaraga, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan
1996-2012 All rights creserved
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