Shiro Hannya Mask
The Hannya mask is a mask used in Japanese Noh theater, representing a female serpent-demon filled with malicious jealousy and hatred. Two bull-like horns sprout from the temples and bulbous, metallic eyes lie half hidden beneath scowling brows. The gaping mouth is full of gold teeth, with upper and lower fangs that heighten her ferocity.
The color of the flesh tones of the mask represents the social rank of the woman portrayed. For example a lighter complexion: shiro (white), indicate aristocratic status (ghost of a noble woman), light on top and red below indicating lower-class status (ghost of an ordinary woman), and completely red (aka) for true demons. The name hannya is a Sino-Japanese word for prajna or wisdom.
Geisha’s Blade offers you the most affordable hannya mask with the same details of high quality, hand carved wooden masks in Japan. Our Hannya masks are made of High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), while the detachable horns are made of resin. Individually hand painted using acrylic lacquer. Horns, eyes, and teeth are metallic gold. The horns are held by screws and can be removed. You can also glue the horns should you wish to. Fully wearable or can be used as a display piece. Not recommended for use as an airsoft/paintball mask or as a medical mask.
• Color: Off-white
• Length: 24 cm
• Width: 18 cm
Packaging: carton box