| These masks go back to the time of the Northern and Southern Dynasties
(1336 - 1392). The Noh play (NOGAKU) was not yet complete. There were performers
who would wear the devil masks called Sarugaku and Dengaku. When performers
portray animals or devils they wear these masks. Before Buddhism came to
Japan over six centuries ago, people believed that giant and fearful devils
lived in or near the mountains and the river.
On New Years Eve (February 3rd) everyone thought there may be extreme changes in the climate. There were a ceremonies held to repel the demon from the shrine or temple, and this gradually became a custom among the people.
Devil masks serve two purposes; the first to portray the devil and create disasters or cause the plague, and conversely they are used to ward off evil spirits.
On the evening of New Years, people sing to drive the evil spirit away and for good luck they scatter beans as a sign of the coming spring.
As a result we call these masks Kjin or Fierce God Mask.
|Fierce god Masks|
|Ohtobide||raiden,Arashiyama, kamo, Kuzu|
|Kotobide||Kokaji, Sessyoseki, Katsupo|
|Shikami||Momijigari,Rasyomon, Syari, Raiden, Ooeyama, Tsuchigumo,Hiun|
|Kobeshimi-1||Ukai, Nomori, Matsuyamakagami,
|Kurohige||Chikubujima, Kuseoto, mekari, Kasugaryujin,Orochi, Shirahige,
Ooyashiro, Nezame, Cyoryo,Genjyo
|Oh-Akujyo||Cyoryo, Naniwa, Tohbosaku, Shiragami, Domyouji, Tamanoi|
|Akujyo-beshimi||Kuramatengu, Zegai, Hakutoh|
|Tenjin-1||Raiden, Daie, Dairokuten, Kinsatsu, Syari,
Aisomegawa, Awaji, Ema
|Cyoreibeshimi||Kumasaka, Eboshiori, Hashibenkei|
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