○ Ebisu; Daikoku; Bishamon; Fuku no Kami;
Nobori-hige; Oji; Hana-biki; Buaku; Oto; Ama;
Kentoku; Usofuki; Kitsune; Saru; Tanuki; Hakuzosu;
The Nobori-hige mask is worn by the Ai-kyogen in a Noh drama in which he plays the role of the
god of a subsidiary shrine. The smiling expression
of its open, toothless mouth gives a better hint
of human goodness than of sacredness. The Oto mask is often used to portray ugly women, but
it is also used by characters who disguise themselves
as the deity Jizo. The Buaku mask is like a Kyogen
version of the Noh Beshimi, and although it is
a demon mask, its humorous expression is not frightening.
The Kentoku mask is used for the spirits of non-human
beings, such as horses, cows, dogs, and crabs.
The Usofuki mask looks like it is whistling, and
is used for the spirits of mosquitoes and mushrooms.
The Kitsune mask is used for the old fox in Fox
Trapping, the highest-ranking Kyogen play. In
the Edo period, it seems that there were many
realistic animal masks use, but today only the
fox (Kitsune), monkey (Saru), and badger (Tanuki)