お面 - OMEN - Mask - Maske


In Japan, there are rich traditions of wearing masks that goes back to the earliest days of its recorded history. Japanese masks are used traditionally in theater, festivals or rituals. They are connected to folk myths and tales. Masks represent people, creatures, devil, ghosts, and animals.

Beyond the classical (and high-priced) masks, in Japan, it is very common to see especially in the traditional summer festivals children and young people wearing plastic masks of their favorite characters. The characters are usually traditional or fads at the time. From manga or anime characters to mythical creatures.
Recently, these masks are increasingly popular amongst cosplayers globally.

◆ mask quality



What makes our plastic mask so nice-looking is that it is the creation out of the elabolate Mold, thus it has the details and making it as close to the artistic piece as you can get.

 

All masks we offer you are created and produced by Japanese well-established festival mask-maker omatsuriland who build stunning original mold in handmade one by one. In addition, mask's complex surface are painted by the method of spray coloring by which utilizes to present a premium matte textured finishing.

 

 *left: handmade original mold ⇒ right: Mask created by using the mold

◆ 4 kinds of masks are available on our online shop


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*Please bear in mind that the color might be slightly different from the actual product due to the monitor’s display...

*Display stand in the product image is NOT an accessory. 

 

Omen Mask

Japanese plastic face masks with elastic string attached to hold them on your head.
Ideal for festival, cosplay or Halloween.

Finishing of mask's surface is egg-like a mat white paint.

Suitable for both adults and children aged 7 years+

Individual packaging.

 

Material... (mask) PVC   (string) polyester rubber

manufacturer... Daishin/Omatsuri-Land, Tokyo/Japan

made in China

16,90 €

  • Lieferbar innerhalb von 1-3 Werktage *1 / Ships within 1-3 working days *1

* click on the picture to show big size

1) Kitsune

[size (approximate)]

Height  220 mm

Width   145 mm

Depth  80 mm

Weight   40 g

 

[Material] PVC

Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox. According to Japanese traditions, foxes are thought to be the messengers of the goddess Inari, who is the protector of rice, agriculture, and fertility. So, kitsune brings rich harvest, and it is a symbol of wealth. In Japanese myth, the gods themselves may appear as foxes. In other stories, foxes may appear as beautiful women to trick humans. Kitsune masks play a role in various festivals that celebrate these old myths.

Fox mask becomes popular among young people in Europe because BABYMETAL, a J-pop idol performs with it....

2) Sujikuma

[size (approximate)]

Height  210 mm

Width    150 mm

Depth   60 mm

Weight    40 g

 

[Material]  PVC

One of the most iconic parts of kabuki role, Sujikuma. Actors apply their own make-up by painting their faces and necks white, then adding stylized lines in red, black or blue. This method of make-up called kumadori, it is specific to kabuki. The purpose of Kumadori is to exaggerate the veins and muscles to make them stand out, in order to express the movement of the actors’ facial expressions. By doing so, the actors are able to express that changing emotions to the audience. Especially, the red kumadori expresses justice, courage and strength so it is the color of make-up for the hero.

3) Ko-omote

[size (approximate)]

Height  210 mm

Width   140 mm

Depth  65 mm

Weight   40 g

 

[Material]  PVC

As Noh is an art form that utilizes masks, there is a great variety of them. There are originally about 60 basic types of masks used in Noh plays. Among them, masks worn for female roles are particularly well known and rich in variety. Ko-omote, represents pure and innocent beauty of a young women. It is the most popular type of the Noh female masks that first comes into people's minds. The eyes, nose and mouth are placed a little closer to the center and it has a high-browed forehead and plump cheeks and chin.

4) Hannya

[size (approximate)]

Height  240 mm

Width   165 mm

Depth  55 mm

Weight   45 g

 

[Material]  PVC

Hannya masks are also used in Noh theater, represented a female demon filled with malicious jealousy and hatred. Two sharp horns sprout from the temples, and bulbous, metallic eyes lie half hidden beneath scowling brows. The gaping mouth is full of gold teeth, with upper and lower fangs that heighten her ferocity.
In the Noh, the Hannya masks are worn by actors as a female charactor who betrayed or spurned by their lovers or as demons who first appear in human form to trap the unwary.