Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871)

Hida, circa 1850

An ichii ittobori yew wood model of a Noh mask

An ichii ittobori yew wood model of a Noh mask, representing a Hannya – a female demon. The confident ‘one-blade’ cuts creating a bold and expressive visage.

An ichii ittobori yew wood model of a Noh mask
An ichii ittobori yew wood model of a Noh mask

Signed: Sukenaga
Height: 4.7cm

Signature Kinoshita Chisai
Signature Kinoshita Chisai