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Ancient Masks in Japan - Toshirō Morita

MORITA, Toshirō.
Ancient Masks in Japan.
Large 8vo photobook. 254pp illustrated throughout in b&w and colour in glossy photo wrappers and illustrated slipcase. Tokyo: Tokai University Press, 1982.
A fine copy. 

An incredible photobook studying traditional Japanese masks used in performing arts and Shinto rituals captured by Toshirō Morita, a master photographer of Noh and Kabuki. These masks play a central role in Shinto ritual, being considered as a sacred sculpture that dancers wear to conjure the gods. The book portrays the powerful detail and variety of these masks with full-bleed photographs.

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