Japanese Oni (Demon) Mask Used in Book Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flags and One Thousand Stitch Belts
This is the exact, oni or demon’s head mask that was used in the book Imperial Japanese Good Luck Signed Flags and One-Thousand Stitch Belts (found on page 85.) The mask is made from paper mache and is colorfully painted on the front. The reverse is covered in a coat of thin white plaster. There is an old elastic band on the backside, used to hold the mask on the face.
This is a traditional Japanese festival mask (Noh Festival and others), right from the pages of the book!