Ghost Spirit Masks(Onryo-kei) Noh Mask List
  As in the meaning of the Kanji letter(Onryo) for dead or raw spirit, these masks represent the revengeful ghost as it appeared from Hell.
Similarly, as the below-mentioned demon style masks (Kijin-kei), all revengeful ghost masks are revered with the spirit of God in accordance with the belief that when a person dies, the soul becomes God.
In addition, the meaning of expelling the revengeful ghost is portrayed.
The well known sutra (Hannya-shingyo), Hannya is translated as wisdom that understands the original way of life and also knows that the cause of the phenomenon is hidden and difficult to see or touch, but, also recognizes the highest truth.

Noh Mask list
Click on each mask name to see the image and explanation.
Ghost Spirit Mask Mask Name Usage of Noh play
Hannya-1 Aoinoue, Dojyoji,Kurozuka
Hannya-2 Ditto
Hannya-3 Ditto
Shiro-hannya Aoinoue,Dojyoji
Aka-hannya Kurozuka, Dojyoji
Ko-hannya Aoinoue, Dojyoji,Kurozuka
Hashihime Ama, Kanawa
Namanari-1 Kanawa
Namanari-2 Ditto
Namanari-3 Ditto
Jya-1 Dojyoji, Momijigari
Jya-2 Ditto
Dei-jya Ditto
Shinjya Dojyoji
Yamauba Yamanba
Yaseonna Kinuta
Kanawaonna Kanawa
Ryo-onna Teika,Motomezuka, Kinuta

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