OTAFUKU (Dealer: titcoRet) – Quite an unusually small aged Kagura mask of paulownia wood in palm size made and used for actual play as originally. Edo period, 19th century, Japan. approx. 12.5 x 8cm (4.92 x 3.14in)
‘Otafuku’ as a homely and cheery woman who brings many happiness, has also a sexual connotation, and is known as a fertility symbol in Shintoism as well. In well-used condition, with such nose gnawed by mouse possibly.
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