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Okame Japanese Mask. Okame is a popular figure in Kyogen, a traditional comic theatre. She is usually see as a pair with Hyottoko. The pair are seen in summer festivals. Okame is the goddess of mirth. She's fun & happy.

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Japanese Otafuku mask Japan 8 inches, painted papier mache Also known as Uzumi or Okame, Otafuku is the name for the female half of a traditional Japanese Kyogen theatre pair She is considered to be the goddess of mirth and is frequently seen in Japanese art. Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. It is also popular with street performers and the general public

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Wooden mask of Otafuku. Japan. Probably 19th century Netsuke, wood

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Japanese Noh Mask, Happy Woman Otafuku circa 1875-1920 www.jcollector.com

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A Hangyoku (Young Geisha) holding a Kumade or "Lucky Charm Rake", which are sometimes styled to resemble cypress-slat fans, as here. The Otafuku mask or “Goddess of Mirth” is generally attached to help rake in happiness and prosperity. Kumade are sold at Tori-no-Ichi Festivals that are held in November, throughout Japan. The largest of the Tori-no-Ichi Festivals are in Tokyo.

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Netsuke of Kyōgen Mask; Usume (or Okama or Ofuku), 19th century, Ivory, Japan.

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19th Century Japanese Carved Oni with Okame Mask Ivory Netsuke Signed Yasumasa, 19th century

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IVORY NETSUKE ~ 19th Century ~ By Meizan. Depicting Hotei with an okame mask entertaining a small child. Signed.

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