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|制作者||大月光勲 Ōtsuki Kōkun|
|解説||A mask representing a mature woman who carries within her the seeds of supernatural transformation. The gold painted eyes symbolize her supernatural aspect and are associated in Buddhist theology with the highest of the five types of vision (gogen), representing enlightenment on the level of a Buddha. The open curve at the outer corners of the lips, the white coloring, and the gold trim to the teeth set this mask apart from other women's masks. Deigan's reserved and dignified expression is ambiguous: her transformation can be good or evil, depending on the play in which she appears. Originally the mask was created by Tatsuemon (14th century; see jissaku) to represent a dragon king's daughter in the second act of Ama (The Diver) or Taema, but in the late Muromachi period, the fearsome aspects of the mask suggested its use for the living spirit of the jealous Lady Rokujō in the first act of Aoinoue. Good examples include a Muromachi period deigan in a private collection in Tokyo and masks with inscriptions by Zekan, Kawachi, and Echi in the Tokyo National Museum. [MB]|
|D画像所有||山崎兼慈 Yamazaki Kenji 画像有無：|
|原所蔵者||大月光勲 Ōtsuki Kōkun|
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