Obi with Noh masks
Silk
Tapestry weave

In classical Japanese Noh drama, certain figures immediately evoke very particular emotions, the same way Romeo and Juliet evoke love and MacBeth evokes the lust for power in classical Shakespearean drama. This obi presents a collection of well known masks from different plays, so the reference is to all Noh, not to a particular Noh play.

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