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Title

Kyōgen mask of a tengu

2019

Artist

Kitazawa Hideta

Japan

1968 –

Alternate image of Kyōgen mask of a tengu by Kitazawa Hideta
Alternate image of Kyōgen mask of a tengu by Kitazawa Hideta
  • Details

    Date
    2019
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    paulownia (kiri), paint; carving
    Dimensions
    20.2 x 17.0 x 17.0 cm
    Credit
    Roger Pietri Fund 2019
    Location
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    160.2019
    Copyright
    © Kitazawa Hideta

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    Kitazawa Hideta

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Hideta Kitazawa is internationally recognised for his expertise and adventurous approach to contemporary mask-making. His masks are chiselled by hand before being painted and lacquered. This mask is of a supernatural tengu. Recognisable by their long noses, bright red skin and expansive bird-like wings, tengu are experts in magic and the martial arts. They are the legendary teachers of Japan’s most celebrated warriors and have been popular characters in theatre and visual art since the Edo period (1603–1868).

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

    • Japan Supernatural, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Nov 2019–08 Mar 2020

    • Elemental, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Jul 2022–2024

  • Provenance

    Kitazawa Hideta, Oct 2019, Japan, purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Aug 2012.

Other works by Kitazawa Hideta

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