Noh Mask: Doji

Noh Mask: Doji
Painted Japanese cypress
Muromachi period, 16th century
Gift of Ii Family

This mask personifies an “immortal” symbolizing perpetual youth. Portrayed as a handsome male youth with crescent-shaped eyebrows and almond eyes, the figure conveys an unworldly vigor. This mask is one of the masterworks among noh masks in the Ii family collection.

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