Large Tengu mask made of papier-mâché and plaster, hand made in Japan.
Large Tengu mask made of papier-mâché and plaster, hand made in Japan.
Large Tengu mask made of papier-mâché and plaster, hand made in Japan.
Large Tengu mask made of papier-mâché and plaster, hand made in Japan.
Large Tengu mask made of papier-mâché and plaster, hand made in Japan.
Large Tengu mask made of papier-mâché and plaster, hand made in Japan.
Large Tengu mask made of papier-mâché and plaster, hand made in Japan.
Large Tengu mask made of papier-mâché and plaster, hand made in Japan.
Large Tengu mask made of papier-mâché and plaster, hand made in Japan.
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Large Tengu mask made of papier-mâché and plaster, hand made in Japan.

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Stunning large and unusual Tengu mask from Japan. A very decorative masterpiece that will make a statement in any room. A perfect gift for Japanese culture lovers and masks collector.

In Japanese folklore, one of the most intriguing yokai is the Tengu. Considered by some to be a type of demon, and by others as a demi-god, the tengu can be found throughout the folklore and art of Japan. This long-nosed tengu, or daitengu which means greater tengu are more human-like with red skin and an extremely long nose.

They also have feathered wings and wear gigantic wooden clogs on their feet. The Hanadaka tengu are far less ferocious than their counterparts. They are linked to practitioners of Shugendo, a mountain ascetic monastic practice, and are seen as more a guardian and sometimes even a demi-god. Like the karasu tengu they are known for their martial arts skills and will train warriors. They are able to communicate without speaking, having powers of telepathy. They are known to shape-shift and can create strong winds by beating their wings or by using the featured fans they are often depicted with. They are also known to disdain vanity and will teach arrogant people a lesson by stealing victims and depositing them far away, disoriented and perhaps a little more humble. Random violence is rare from these more refined tengu, but practicing respect and humility might be the best strategies to avoid unwanted interactions with this particular tengu.

The mask is fairly heavy and made of plaster and papier-mâché.

Very good vintage condition with a small damaged part on the side.

Please look at the pictures carefully (zoom in) to assess the condition of the item.

Size: 29.5cm * 23cm * 23cm (11.6*9*9 inches)

Weight: 2.9kg

I'm happy to answer any questions. I will send it well packed with a tracking number (DHL Express shipping). 

🎁 All items are wrapped with a beautiful Japanese fabric at no extra cost.