Today's yokai is a famous one that you have probably heard of or seen at one time or another. Those famous demon masks that are so iconic of Japanese demons come from this one. Movies like Onibaba,...

Today's yokai is a famous one that you have probably heard of or seen at one time or another. Those famous demon masks that are so iconic of Japanese demons come from this one. Movies like Onibaba,...

Couple with traditional Devil, or Oni-masks. Devil masks serve two purposes; the first, to portray the devil and create disasters or cause the plague, and conversely they are used to ward off evil spirits (As Fierce God Style). Used in Noh, Kabuki, and in celebration. Often handed down from generation to generation. There are variations on the devil mask, a well known one being the Hannya (般若) mask of Noh theater, representing a jealous female demon or serpent.

Couple with traditional Devil, or Oni-masks. Devil masks serve two purposes; the first, to portray the devil and create disasters or cause the plague, and conversely they are used to ward off evil spirits (As Fierce God Style). Used in Noh, Kabuki, and in celebration. Often handed down from generation to generation. There are variations on the devil mask, a well known one being the Hannya (般若) mask of Noh theater, representing a jealous female demon or serpent.

Uncle Oni Mask 316   Japanese Noh Style Fiberglass by TheDarkMask

Uncle Oni Mask 316 - Japanese Noh Style Fiberglass Art Mask Costume

Japanese Masks and Meanings

The Definitive Guide to Japanese Masks and Their Meanings

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