1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)

1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)

1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)
The condition is described above - for more information please check the photos. 12 inches high x 15 inches wide x weight 7.7lb Additional details: TITLE: Shishi Mask TYPE: face mask GENERAL REGION: Asia COUNTRY: Japan SUBREGION: Kant ETHNICITY: Japanese DESCRIPTION: Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) MAKER: Unknown maker in Gunma Prefecture CEREMONY: Shishi Mai AGE: 1940s MAIN MATERIAL: wood OTHER MATERIALS: paint; lacquer The shishi mask represents a mythical lion that protects and purifies the region in which it dances, driving away evil spirits, famine, and disease. The shishi mai (lion dance) is performed throughout Japan on festival days, especially during the lunar new year and Buddhas birthday.

Its appearance varies in different villages, with the lion style (like this mask) predominating, but other animals, such as a deer, cow, or mythical kirin, used in certain villages. The lion is accompanied by a retinue of drummers playing the taiko drum, as it walks through the town, dancing and bestowing blessings on locals. To drive away evil spirits, the shishi bites the head of villagers, which brings good luck and health. The lion dance originated in China and was brought to Japan by Chinese travelers around the early 16th century (Muromachi Period). As in China, the shishi can be danced by a sole performer or a group.

In western Japan, the gigaku-kei style of shishi mai is performed by two or more dancers bundled into a long costume. In the Kant and Thoku, the dance style is known as furyu-kei, and is performed by a single dancer, who beats a drum tied around his waist. It is important to know when purchasing items that. Please keep this in mind. As your ratings have immediate discount or listing-standing consequences for me.

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1940s Japanese Wooden Lacquered Lion Dance (Shishi Mai) Mask (Gashira) (JeK)