Monday, July 13, 2009

Hyottoko Japanese Mask

hyottoko火男お面

Here is a classic version of the famous Hyottoko (Fire Man) mask.

Hyottoko is an abbreviation of "Hi Otoko," or "Fire Man." According to legend, he blows fire from a bamboo tube.

Look at the shape of the mouth, and you can picture it.

A wonderful mask.

Hyottoko Mask

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