Japanese Tengu Mask, Rare Mask in lacquered cast iron with glass beads, Showa Period, wall decoration
Japanese Tengu Mask, Rare Mask in lacquered cast iron with glass beads, Showa Period, wall decoration
Japanese Tengu Mask, Rare Mask in lacquered cast iron with glass beads, Showa Period, wall decoration

Japanese Tengu Mask, Rare Mask in lacquered cast iron with glass beads, Showa Period, wall decoration

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Large vintage Japanese Tengu mask with a lacquered finish. This mask is a fine example of quality Japanese craftsmanship and culture.
This exceptional mask is rare and sought after by its intact glass beads.

Tengu (天狗, "celestial dog") are a type of legendary creatures in Japanese folk religion, and they are also considered Shinto gods (kami) or yōkai. Although their name contains the word "dog" like the Chinese demon Tiāngǒu, the tengu, originally, took the form of raptors, and they are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics. The oldest tengu are depicted with beaks, but this trait has often been humanized into an abnormally long nose, which is currently widely regarded as the defining feature of tengu in the popular imagination.

Buddhism has long considered tengu to be disruptive demons and harbingers of war. Their image has gradually softened, however, even though they are considered protectors, they are still dangerous kami of mountains and forests. Tengu are associated with the ascetic practice known as shugendō, and they are usually depicted in the distinctive costume of its disciples, the yamabushi.

This mask will delight all collectors, it is also a very good gift idea for lovers of Japanese culture. A mask of a strong and imposing presence that will add a very original touch to any interior.


🌸 Approx. dimensions:
Height: 19 cm
Width: 16 cm
Depth: 17 cm

Weight: 1.45kg

⛩️Condition:
In good vintage condition with lacquer lacks and traces of rust due to his age (please zoom in on the photos), the price takes into account the defects.

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