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Masks and Costumes: Masks and Costumes of the Noh Play Kamo

"Masks and Costumes: Masks and Costumes of the Noh Play Kamo"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 9  April 27, 2021 (Tue) - June 27, 2021 (Sun)

  
Noh Costume (Chōken) with Wisterias and Butterflies, Formerly passed down by the Konparu troupe, Edo period, 18th century

The Noh play Kamo is a story about the gods celebrating peace at Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto. In the final part of the play, the actor performing the role of the god of thunder appears in a bold outfit with a kariginu costume, hangire trousers, and a gold ōtobide mask. The other actor on the stage represents a young ancestral deity in the guise of a young woman, so he wears a ko’omote mask with a crown and a special dancing costume made for this role. Please enjoy the atmosphere of this noh play filled with the blessings of the gods.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 2 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Crown Formerly passed down by the Konparu troupe Edo period, 19th century I-3321
_MD_RECOMMEND Noh Costume ("Chōken") with Wisterias and Butterflies Formerly passed down by the Konparu troupe Edo period, 18th century I-3269
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