Karasu (crow) Tengu mask
Japan
Kiri wood, pigments, gold leaf
6.75" (18 cm) high by 6" (14 cm) wide
Late Edo-early Meiji, 19th century

This bird mask represents Karasu Tengu, a mythical demon fighter who trained the hero Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune on Mt. Kurama near Kyoto over a thousand years ago. On the back can be seen the embossed mark of maker Osaki Kotasu.

$1900

 

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Zena Kruzick ::  Karasu Tengu Mask, Japan
Zena Kruzick ::  Karasu Tengu Mask, Japan
Zena Kruzick ::  Karasu Tengu Mask, Japan
Zena Kruzick ::  Karasu Tengu Mask, Japan
Zena Kruzick ::  Karasu Tengu Mask, Japan
Zena Kruzick ::  Karasu Tengu Mask, Japan