|KEY WORD : art history / sculptures|
|The god of happiness, represented in kyougen 狂言 plays by a masked figure *kyougenmen 狂言面. Fuku-no-kami always has a jovial, laughing expression like that of *ebisu 恵比須, and he is often portrayed using the ebisu mask. There are some masks specifically used for fuku-no-kami, whose features are carved with taut outlines indicating youth and refinement. This mask is used to play the central role in the kyougen play called FUKU-NO-KAMI 福の神.|
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