Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Noh mask of a young man (kantan-otoko)
Japan
Polychrome pigment and gesso over wood
Bequest of Rachel Linton, Haifa
Accession number: B98.0970
 
 
Rosei, a young man, falls asleep and dreams that he reigns as Emperor for fifty years. On waking, he realizes that he was asleep for only a few minutes.


Exhibition:
Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Beningson Gallery, Ruth Youth Wing, 08/04/2009 - 01/12/2009

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir