NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉


能面 老女 Noumen Roujo Noh Mask Rojo

Jp En

The Rojo mask, or sometimes called Rojo Komachi, is said to represent aged Ono no Komachi, who was known as a woman of matchless beauty in the Heian period (794-1192). Having a gentle countenance, this mask expresses inner beauty of a woman with decency and spirituality. Though it portrays an old woman, the details of the mask do not differ from other female masks except that the cheeks are bony. It has no wrinkles, either. The Rojo mask is used in the plays expressing the declining years of Ono no Komachi such as “Sekidera Komachi” and “Omu Komachi.” It is also used in the plays “Sotoba Komachi,” “Higaki” and “Ubasute.”

Add this to Favorites

Noh Mask Rojo

NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉 - 日本語に切り替える NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉 - to english

"Nippon-kichi" leads you to places, people and things that reveal a certain Japanese aesthetic.

Articles: 5445
Keywords shuffle
Keywords Search
View history

Linkclub NewsLetter