Polychromed wood with bag and lidded storage box

© Ogura S%C5%8Dei

Noh Mask of a Young Woman, 1991


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As a young noblewoman, Ko-omote has thick, dark hair parted down the middle, blackened teeth, and painted eyebrows high on her forehead, all standards of beauty during Japan's Heian period (794-1185). The Komparu and Kita schools of Nō performers prefer the sweet girlishness of Ko-omote for their portrayals of young women.

Noh Mask of a Young Woman
Artist Life
b. 1928
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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Polychromed wood with bag and lidded storage box

© Ogura Sōei

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