Voice from the Guests.
The two masks (Shiro Hannya and Angel Hannya W )have arrived and they are beautiful. Thank you so much,
Dan from France
| If you are on the market for an authentic Noh mask (not just
a cheap replica souvenir bought at the airport or a tourist shop) or simply
some high quality, traditional Japanese art, Inoue Corporation is the perfect
spot to find a really nice piece.
I purchased the Kito Hannya (Prayer Hannya), specially produced as a talisman against the coronavirus. While Inoue Corporation sells online, the best part of the experience for me was actually visiting their showroom in Fukuchiyama.
I was absolutely blown away by the selection of masks and other examples of Japanese craftsmanship they had on display there.
Fukuchiyama is off the beaten Kyoto path, but it was well worth the trip. Inoue san has good English and is a very charming, accommodating host, so even if you do not speak Japanese or are not the savviest in terms of getting around, he can assist you in coordinating a visit. I had them ship the mask to me in the USA. It arrived in four days, and was extremely well packaged, so I recommend the same to anyone traveling from overseas, who would prefer not to leave their valuable new investment in the hands of airline baggage handlers. I will definitely be making more purchases in the future.
Korey Howard NC USA
Director, Business Development
The masks have arrived, They are in perfect condition.
Many thanks for your careful work. :)
I find them magnificent, I will take great care of them.
Van Cleemputte Kevin from Belgium
|Hello dear Takao Inoue san, I've the Hashihime mask at home.
Woooow great job! I offer my most sincere congratulations. It's incredible, you have succeed a terrifying face expression and the way you have painted the mask is wonderful. I'm delighted with such a fantastic work, Deeply grateful, Santi Mas
I just want to say thank you,
The Dragon God mask arrived - it is in beautiful condition and we LOVE it.
The colors, detail and workmanship are fantastic. We could not be more pleased with it. Thank you, and thanks to the craftsmen and artists who created it!
Scott and Milton
| To Mr. T.INOUE,
First, I want to thank you for your prompt response in all of my inquiries.
I greatly appreciate you guiding me through this process and giving me updates on my order.
The process went by very smoothly.
Wednesday, I received Kito-hannya mask and I was speechless.
I loved the feel, look and symbol of the overall mask.
Though I am by no means an expert in the culture, the mask meant all of my expectations and more.
The paint on the mask is very subtle as it looked like it was applied with soft, careful strokes.
The feel of the mask gives off a nature feel,
being able to feel the material it was made out of yet giving the facial texture that brings you into the mask's imagery.
I was only introduced to the threathical noh plays through my university by my professor (Masako Kubota). Personally, I love noh plays and wish to see one in person.
I have never been to Japan and I hope to visit very shortly.
| Hello and greetings, I have received my Ao-Oni mask today in the mail and it is great!! I love it, its actually a little bigger than I expected but that is just fine. Every year my collection of masks grows bigger. Thank you once again for your excellent service, I shall return in the future. Please stay safe (and remember to wear your mask!!),stay safe. Here are a few pictures...
Ulysses Alexander san
|Greetings, The mask has arrived and it's in perfect conditions and beautyful! Let's hope Okina's spirit will bring luck and fortune upon the house.
I sencirely Hope to come to visit your shop in person next time.
I'll come to Kyoto!
Best regards from Italy Paolo Carfora
Thank-you so much for the beautiful Okina mask.
It is of the highest quality as are all the other masks I have purchased from you.
I just turned 62 years old and am a official senior citizen in the USA
and wanted this mask to celebrate the occasion.
I was born in the US but my mother came from Japan and
your masks help me get in touch with my heritage.
I am planning on visiting Japan in the near future.
| Takao Inoue san,
I received the ears today! Thank you so much for your time!
I will distress and apply aging techniques to help match/blend with mask.
Enclosed is a picture of both masks. So happy!
| Dear sir,
A little while back I received the mask. I have been a bit busy, so I did not have time to send you a mail yet.
The mask looks amazing! The attention to detail is beautiful.
I would like to commend you on your craftmanship, I have never seen such a great piece!
I'm very happy with the mask!
In the attachments I've added some pictures so you can see how I have put the mask on for display.
I hope you approve!
|Dear Inoue san,
I just received the mask today and I am utterly speechless. It is spectacular,
I adore every last detail about it. The mask was very securely shipped and
I love the beautiful mask bag. The mask is beautifully made, it has such a striking presence
I can see why many people insist that these masks have spirits, it seems very much alive.
As you are aware I was concerned that the mask may restrict the singers voice which
is why I ordered the mouth to be wider. I am pleased to say that I personally tested
the mask today and the mask actually projected my voice beyond it's normal limits.
It was an incredible experience. I shall definitely be getting back in touch with you
soon to order more masks. I shall be using them more often in my future operas
now I know that they are perfect for it.
Thank you so much.
Scott A. Aschauer
| Dear Inoue san,
"Today I received a Tengu mask from Inoue san.
It is much better than what I see in the picture on the website.
The red is rich, it's not too bright, but it's elegant.
The mask itself is not too shiny like in the picture, but it has the perfect level of shine,
only the eyebrows are glossy, and it adds more layers and sophistication to the mask.
I love the gold paint on the eyes and teeth, as it's not the cheap shiny gold but the old vintage regal gold.
The mask itself is not heavy, it has the right amount of weight.
And finally, the sculpt.. it blows my mind that it is hand made.
The shape is perfect symmetry.
You can feel the emotion, the feelings when you see the mask in person.
Such a perfection, such a masterpiece.
Inoue san is a maestro of mask making, and I will forever be his fans.
Thank you so much for making this come true for me, I am so happy that I finally get a perfect Tengu mask!"
Yesterday morning I've just received the masks.... Woooow!!!! I have no words to describe it, they are simply amazing! Incredible, they are prettier than in the pictures, an authentic beauty... We have fallen in love with them! Your craftsman is a master, please let him know. Thank you very much for your attention and help.
Regards and big hug,
I received the Sarurahiko mask today. It arrived ahead of schedule and in perfect condition.
I am extremely well pleased. I sought an outlet in Japan for many years with the intent of acquiring a Noh mask. I have realized my dream!
The mask hangs in a place of honor in my chashitsu.
Domo arigato gozaimasu!
| Dear Inoue san,
The mask arrived this morning. It looks amazing! Thank you for getting it here so quickly!
I am the Writer/Producer/Director of an Award Short Film called Othello-san that we will shoot in Northern Virginia this month. The screenplay has already won five awards in international film festivals. Our movie will star Mr. Togo Igawa.
Synopsis: A celebrated young African American actor enrolls at a prestigious theater school in Japan to play the lead role in Shakespeare's Othello, only to find his dreams of greatness are tempered by an instructor who challenges him to question his reason for being there.
Web site: www.othello-san.com
We are planning to use the mask you sent as a featured prop in the film. We would like to have your permission to give your company screen credit as a Thank You. Please let me know if that is okay.
Ted Adams WGA|SAG-AFTRA
|Dear Sir, Today the mask arrived save at my House in munich. She is very
Thank you very much. Have a nice Day, sincerely Prof. Urs Luethi
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|Hello T. Inoue San
I have got the first Noh mask, incredible working thanks !
the level of detail and the quality are perfect the best noh mask is on nohmask21.com !
I wait the Ondeko green mask with a lot of impatience
I received the mask and it is beautiful and very frightening-perfect.
I look forward to the next one for my collection.
Michael A. Gonzalez
I got the mask and it is wonderful, I am very pleased with the result,
thank you so much!
I got the mask and it is wonderful, I am very pleased with the result,
thank you so much!
|Hi, I just received the mask.
You guys are awesome !!
The details and work is absolutely amazing.
I am so glad I purchased it.
And the speed at which it was delivered is lightning fast.
Thank you so very much.
I just receives the mask and it is extraordinary beautiful! Thank you so much!
|Dear Inoue San,
I received the mask today. It is so very beautiful! You do amazing work! I am so excited!
How much would it be for the blue kitsune mask? Do you do custom work?
Thank you so much!
Abi Lamay USA
|Dear T.Inoue san
Well, finally after a few years, saving and checking your site searching for a mask that suits me best.
It is here; from the other side of the world!
I have lot of books and movies over Japan, but never straight from Japan.
When I got the box from the post-office, it was very light.., was there a mask in it..?!
I remember your mail; 'can you wait, for payment?'.., trust., respect.; it is a strange thing..
And there was the Tengu; carefully wrapped!!
But the mask; my impression;
Well, first THANK YOU! ,for the Karasutengu, it is very nice, aspecially because it IS what I expected, (what in art-objects not allways happens)
It possess charisma and has a certain magic (what only gets better when it ages), when you look at the mask from another angle, it changes it`s expression. His grin disapearce in a mystical, little evil proud expression.
His mohican and sideburns makes him special, like a warrior-tengu of Mount Kurama.
When I made a picture for my friends to show; it was seated on my dark-green chesterfield couch, which also changes colour when the sun or darkness comes.
And so did the mask; the light-white in the depts of the curves gives the color of the face an extra dimension.
It was very careful wrapped in a fine special bag. It makes it a respectfull item, I appreciated that very much.
One thing.., maybe.. what I miss.., is what makes it extra special; a makers-mark , a little sign in the mask or a document
with the bag, so the owner can be proud that is original and made by a art-craftsman from Japan.
So, only complements!!! And respect! (for your trust)
I am saving and checking your site for new masks!
I just wanted to email you back to inform you that your mask has already arrived so quickly. And I must say that I am very impressed with it. It is made beautifully and I can tell that is it a top quality mask. I have no doubt that it will chase away all the evil spirits. haha.
Thank you again for your time and the awesome mask. I look forward to doing business with you in the future!
|gracias por todo, estoy muy contento con mis mascaras, en poco tiempo pedire mas, admiro vuestro trabajo. mis saludos mas sinceros. os quiero ir a visitar ?es posible?|
|he hecho pedido de ko hanya dia 11 04 en estas ultimas semanas he quedado muy contento con vuestro trabajo. un llavero o camiseta de regalo no estaria mal .
un abrazo. con gratitud xavi san
|hola de nuevo,mis saludos mas cordiales,perdon por no contestar en ingles ya
que no se me da muy bien. de nuevo deciros que me ha llegado gindey hanya
,un trabajo excepcional. en el proximo ano voy a intentar ir a japon,no se
si seria posible ir a visitaros y a conocer un poco mas a fondo vuestro
trabajo. agradeceria me contestarais y en tal caso estar en contacto. un
cordial saludo desde espana. xavi macipe
Thank you once again. Could you let me know the legend or story of the Shikami mask, what God does it represent, or demon, i am curious to find out.
Best wishes, Andrew Labanaris
Received Daikijin, very pleased.
Thank You - Nick Liguori
|Dear Inoue san,
I received with great pleasure what is my birthday gift - the fantastic
noh mask carved by your artists.
This mask is really beautiful and as enigmatic as it has to be !
As a conoisseur I am really pleased and satisfied.
Thank you for your work and may the art of noh last through centuries.
Dear T.INOUE san
Yes, I received the mask two days ago. Yesterday I found the right place for it. Suzuka-oni is now hanging on the wall, looking very splendid. I am very happy with the mask, I think it looks even better than the picture on your website. With Daikijin in my living room, and Suzuka-oni in the smaller room which I use as my office, I feel that my apartment is now well protected by powerful oni. Looking at these magnificent masks gives me great pleasure, and I am very grateful to you for providing such excellent works of art at an affordable price. I have now bought my two favourite masks, but I will continue checking your website to see new oni masks you may be adding in the future.
The furoshiki was also very nice.
Kaj Andre Apeland
|Hello !This is a wonderful mask too!This time the mask was delivered to me directly(to my Home-adress)so it wasn´t handed out to me by the German customs.This way is more easy and cheaper for me.I would be very happy if you could chose this way for sending next time.Thank you in advance. Best regards Michael Melkhofer|
I have received the mask today- all in perfect order.
Thank you very much!Regards, Astrid
Dear Inoue San,
I just come back from vacations today. I have got the mask. As usual, it is perfect. Please let me know when you will plan to organize bid.
i reveiced my Daijikin-mask on 31st of July.
I was very surprised, that everything went so quick and without any problems
The mask is very beautiful and i really enjoy it.It is a very interesting piece of culture.
When i was working in Chiba in April this year, i actually planned to visit your woodcraft center. But unfortunately, i was running out of time and had to go back to Switzerland.
I believe, it will not be the only mask, i will ask you for.
Thanks very much
and good luck for you and your business
Received Mask. We are very happy with the Mask, very beautiful. It will go well with our collection. What is the best way to hang mask?
We will be in touch with you. There are other masks we like, but can't afford it right now.
Thank You so much - Very Professional - Nick & Lynn Liguori
|Dear T Inoue san
Many thanks for the very quick delivery. It was remarkably quick.
I am very pleased with the mask. It is beautiful. It is a graduation gift for my wife who has completed her degree in Dramatherapy. Noh theatre was studied as part of the course and Deigan is very appropriate for her.
I would very much appreciate it if you were able to send me some information about the character of Deigan by e-mail so that I could give it to her with the mask.
|We received the mask in the United States today.
Thank you for taking care of everything so quickly. Your company is so professional, and it has been a joy doing business with you. The mask is perfect!
Thank you so much,
Dear T.INOUE san
Your shipment arrived today. The Daikijin mask is magnificent! Thank you very much for your excellent work! I have hung the mask in a prominent place on the wall of my living room, where it looks very powerful, hanging between two paintings, one Chinese, the other Tibetan, both showing wrathful Buddhist deities. The Daikijin mask has created just the right effect I wanted. I am a very pleased customer. I am actually an art historian with an interest in Far Eastern art, especially depictions of fierce gods and oni. I am also thinking of buying another mask, the SP09 Suzukaoni, but I can not afford this at the present time. Hopefully, I will be able to contact you again regarding this matter later this year.
With Kindest Regards
Kaj Andre Apeland
I have received the mask bags which are nicely made. Thank you for offering these and sending them quickly.
Do you have different fabric pattern also or just this one? Is there a way to see it before ordering? I am considering buying more in the future.
I just recived the YASEOTOKO mark, it is just impresive, I am very happy, it is a pice of art that I am proud to have at home.
I will defenitely start my own pertonal collection.
Thank you very much!!!!
Ulises dela Garza
Thank you so much for doing this project free of charge for my friend. I know he will love it, he has been a big fan of your Noh Mask company and of course of this mask, he will cherish it as I do mine! Arigatoo Gozaimasu.
|Thank you for all the work that was put into making this mask.The mask
has arrived and is breath taking ,i am very pleased with the color.As far
as appreciating japanese culture ,it has always been part of my life from
a small child til now .I will never let the memory of japans culture fade
,and will teach as many friends to respect it as much as i do.i am both
a traditional artist ,manga artist and martial artist.My grandfather holds
HatchiDan in Shotokan Karate, he has taught me alot about japanese culture.I
will pass on what i have been taught ,and all i have learned for as long
as i shall live .
Thank you again for sharing your art with me.
|Hi, I received Tengu w/hair & Daikijin Noh masks today. I am speechless they are beautiful beyond words! I will be buying more masks from you in the future.DOMO ARIGATO. BEST REGARDS, JOHN|
|Hello again, this is A.L, just wanted to thank you again for all the masks , i am really enjoying the custom Namanari lately, which i hung up higher on the wall for a different view of the mask. I display Hannya , special Hannya and Ko-Hannya in my workstation/ room at work, and look up at them often when i am working. I have to take some time off from ordering masks, but am planning on sending sketches and pictures for a new mask in the fall. I look forward to seeing another custom mask created from my designs and descriptions. Hope all is well with you and the carvers. Best of Luck, thanks again, A.L|
Thank you very much it was exactly what my husband was looking for, he is also thinking of ordering some more i will let you know when thank you,
Dears Inoue san (K. and T.):
The masks has arrived today in perfect conditions (EMS; great service!!!!). I'm very satisfied with the items (specially White Hannya and Jya).
In 2 or 3 months I will contact again because I'm interested in buy another masks.
Best regards for you and all the staff!
Thank you for everything!
|Dear Mr. Inoue
Yes, I have received the mask, which is really beautiful. Thank you for all your trouble in making sure it arrived safely. Although it was a Christmas present, my husband was very happy to receive it a few days late. The most important thing is that it is just what he wanted! As a hobby, he makes masks in the Italian style (out of leather formed on a wood
carved mold), and is very appreciative of the skill it takes to make a Japanese mask, and the history and culture behind each mask.
Thank you again, and Happy New Year to you.
|Dear T. Inoue-san,
My Shishi arrived today!!!!! I am so happy!!!!
It is just beautiful! Thank you! Please tell the chief carver how much I appreciate his craftmanship. And the others who also helped.
Inoue-san, thank you so much for making my shishi so special.
I am glad you suggested to make it smaller and with handles.
It will definitely make shishimai easier for me.
I plan to cut and sew the shishi costume to a one-person costume soon.
Thanks to you....I will be able to do shishimai for Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
New Year's Party end of this month.
hope to hear from you,
The mask arrived just now, and it looks wonderful. It is a gift for my mother's 60th birthday. She has always wanted a noh mask and I know she will be very happy with this beautiful work of art.
Thank you also for your excellent service. I will certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking for an authentic and beautiful noh mask.
|I received the Deigan Mask yesterday afternoon.
It arrived in perfect condition, and it's exactly as I thought it to be. It's really beatiful.
I'm a great admirer of japanese culture (I collect woodcuts, - ukiyo-e-, and other items) and I like specially noh theatre.
Thank you very much.
Manzarbeitia A Federico
|Dear Mr. Inoue
Yes, I have received the mask, which is really beautiful. Thank you for all your trouble in making sure it arrived safely. Although it was a Christmas present, my husband was very happy to receive it a few days late. The most important thing is that it is just what he wanted! As a hobby, he makes masks in the Italian style (out of leather formed on a wood carved mold), and is very appreciative of the skill it takes to make a Japanese mask, and the history and culture behind each mask.
Thank you again, and Happy New Year to you.
|Dear T. Inoue,
I have received the masks. They are very beautiful and wonderfully expressive. I know that I will want more.
Thank you very much,
Ralph B. Pena
New York City
Thank you very much for the mask! I wish to thank you as well for your professional and personalised approach to customers - I wish we had the same in England!
I am deeply impressed by the mask - I'm sure it will be the favourite piece in my friend's collection.
It is very powerful, dramatic and, what is the most important, has a distinct personality.
I wish you all the best for the future and strongly believe that your effort to restore historical values and beauty of traditional Japanese art will be widely welcomed and appreciated.
Yes the mask has arrived - Thank you very much. It arrived yesterday. I
am absolutely delighted - It is perfect. Unfortunately I do not have a
web site just an e-mail address.
|Dear Mr. Inoue,
The masks arrived a few minutes ago and are exquisite. You must be very proud of the craftsmen who work for you. They did a beautiful job, and I shall treasure these for years.
With kind regards,
I have just received the mask, It is much better than in the picture, as I though, you know that in case of arts and handcrafted goods allways look their best watching from near, I am so glad with the result, thank you very much, send my congratulations to the carver, he ( or she ) is very talented, and has captured all the atmosphere I designed.
I will write you later to send you a picture of the hannya I told you, It is based in the mask you sell me, but the costumer has done some changes.
I received the mask. Thank you very much.
I just received my mask today and I wanted to congratulate you on your speed and proffesionalism. Not to mention the mask itself (it is really an amazing work )please thank your mask maker for me. Lovely presentation with the little bag. I'm really happy to have found your company and I will recomand it every chance I get. I of course will buy other masks from you as I need them.
Maybe you could give me an advice as you're making N・Mask, I'm looking for someone (actor/teacher) who is currently teaching the N・techniques (or gives workshop from time to time) in France or in Europe. I'm part of a troup (international one, based in France) and we would be very interesting in learning the japanese techniques of theater (n・ Kyogen and also Kabuki).
I knew one man (a former actor from Peter Brook troup) Yoshi O・a, but he is not currently giving workshop.
If you have any info about N・teaching (Noh Kyogen and also Kabuki) in france or in europe, please let me know.
We are also always looking for naw actors in our troup and obviously were interested in opening our international troup to asian actors. So if you hear about actors looking for a job in France, give them my contact.
Thank you very much for your mask and your talent. Hope to be ordering new masks soon.
|Dear Mr. INOUE
I have received the mask yesterday evening. The quality of the mask is perfect. I hope to order you some new NOH mask soon. I hope that the health of your father will improve quickly. If I come again in Kyoto (fourth time) next year, I would be glad to visit your factory if possible.
Dear Mr. Inoue
|Dear Inoue san,
The mask is fine. The price is fine. The delivery date is fine.
This will make a wonderful Christmas present for my father in America whohas a collection of masks.
I will order another one in January for myself!
Thank you very much.
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