shitakirihime 舌切姫
KEY WORD : art history / sculptures
Lit. girl sticking out her tongue. A mask used in kyougen 狂言 plays and representing a young woman with her tongue sticking out. This mask is a variation of the young woman mask *oto 乙, and has a similarly wide forehead, bulging round cheeks, small mouth and upturned nose. Her hair is painted in disordered strands, and her expression is cheeky, carefree and innocent. Like oto, shitakirihime can be used to represent the ugly face of a girl fished up as a potential wife in The Capricious Magic Fish Hook TSURIBARI 釣針.

*kyougenmen 狂言面, *noumen 能面 

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