Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask
Hannya Mask

Hannya Mask

Regular price
$50.00
Sale price
$50.00
Tax included.

The Hannya mask represents a jealous female demon and portrays the souls of women who have become demons due to obsession or jealousy (similar to the Buddhist concept of the Hungry Ghost). The mask is said to be demonic and dangerous as well as sorrowful and tormented, displaying the complexity of human emotions. When the the mask looks straight, it appears angry, when tilted downward it appears sorrowful. 

The oldest mask is dated to 1558 and is used in traditional Japanese theater and Shinto rituals. The name Hannya (般若) is a Sino-Japanese word for "Prajna" or "wisdom" and it is said an artist requires a great deal of wisdom to create this mask.

A white mask symbolizes a woman with a refined character.
A red mask symbolizes a less refined character.
A dark mask symbolizes a true demon.


Stats: 
+1 Spirit
Symbolism:
 Saturn
Material:
Resin
Size: 
25 cm by 17 cm
Shipping Time: 
19 - 39 days