Post by Lady Kimiko on Nov 1, 2011 21:22:13 GMT -5
Title: The Secrets of Noh Masks Author: Michishige Udaka Year Published: 2010 ISBN: 978-4-7700-3095-5 Language: English Pages: 159
Period: A variety of periods - from the founding origins of noh on. As I write this I am looking at a page with a gem about the dance 'Okina' which actually comes from a shinto ritual close to the founding root of noh. It is performed by a Kyogen performer - not a standard noh dancer.
Subjects: Noh, masks in full color
My Thoughts: What a gorgeous art book! The full color pages show the masks in great detail. Each mask gets special attention with lots of info about the history of the mask including info dating back to the Shinto rituals that the noh performances stem from. This is a great book for anyone who enjoys noh, or japanese theater as a whole with lots of period info.
It seems I am the reason we can't have nice things...
Lady Kimiko wrote:
Allow me to drool...
(This is why I don't associate with vagrants, peasants or actors. They have no concept of how to care for nice things.)