Samurai somen mask

2020 year
Materials: steel
Techniques: locksmithing, embossing, rusting, painting
Dimensions: 22x18x17 cm

Japanese military and ritual mask somen (Mengu).
This type of mask was used by the samurai class.
The mask I made is a copy of the work of the Japanese master Fukube Ichiro. It depicts probably the hero of Japanese mythology of the forest demon Tengu.