Japanese Mask

The mask culture occupies a very important place in Japan, the latter first appeared in various forms of art such as theater No. Today, it is not uncommon to find japanese masks within pop culture, traditional arts and even festivals. To illustrate our point we can cite the famous character Faceless in the cartoon Spirited Away or Sabito in the manga Demon Slayer.


The oldest masks that have been found are from prehistory, at that time they were mostly made from clay, except for the Ataka mask which was carved from shell! If we are to believe old Japanese traditions, it seems that masks were worn by dancers in order to participate in religious cults such as mask of Gigaku to name only him. Before the ancestral tradition masks be perpetuated in the nippon culture by the Nô theater and Kyôgen (in the 14th century), the Kamen (which literally means "passing faces") were imported from Korea with the aim of celebrating the art of dance, singing and music.


In Nô theater, the masks allow the actor to really get into the skin of the character, depending on the light the mask can offer different facial expression in order to leave room for a multitude of emotions and feelings. Among the most popular Japanese masks we can cite the following: 

  • Demon Tengu Mask, it pays homage to a divinity that is part of Japanese mythology, the shape of its nose makes it unique and very appreciated by lovers of Japanese culture. The term "Tengu" means "heavenly bone", they are notably considered as Shinto gods or as Yôkai.
  • Demon Hannya Mask, she is part of the fantastic legends of Japan, she is the ghost of a woman who returned to earth to wreak her vengeance.
  • Kitsune Mask, he is a fox spirit, an iconic creature in Japanese mythology, he is also known as the nine-tailed fox demon.
  • Samurai Mask, also known as the mempo mask, it honors the famous Japanese warriors who ruled Japan for more than 700 years.

As you can see, there are several types of Japanese masks and we have only listed the most popular here. It's up to you to make your choice and proudly show everyone your love for Japanese tradition.


But then on what occasion to display a traditional japanese mask ? The latter can have several uses, firstly it will complement any of your traditional outfits and will allow you to take a direct leap into Asian culture. But that's not all, in fact, Japanese masks can be worn during manga events for example in order to add the final touch to your cosplay Or other Japanese costume.Finally, the Japanese mask will be required for popular events like the Carnival or Halloween. The second use of the Japanese mask will be as a decorative object, it is not uncommon to find walls filled with masks in the most traditional Japanese homes, it is a real traditional decorative object for all fans of the traditions of the Land of the Rising Sun.

So whether it's to disguise yourself or to decorate your home, don't hesitate any longer and choose now the mask that suits you best from our wide range of kitsune masks, Hannya Mask, Samurai Mask, Tengu Demon Mask... For you or as a gift, you will be sure to hit the mark and please any fan of Japan thanks to this traditional accessory !

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