Kojima Studio Noh Masks (34 images)
In my hands, the mask is surprisingly light. It is smooth, somehow luminous, as if lit from within, giving it an eerie beauty. The carved face is that of a woman, unwrinkled though perhaps no longer young. As I look, her smile seems to change from gentle to gently mocking, before becoming, momentarily, an expression of nearly inexpressible sadness. Her eyes appear to be fixed on mine...