SAGA MASK// Happy monkey - animal sign of this year by Fujiwara Useki, Master of mask and Japanese painter as Fujiwara Toshiyuki, living in Saga, Kyoto 1942. The origin of Mask back to 14C. Used for performance of Kyo-gen at Syaka-do temple. The original is made in in clay, then cast in plaster.Pieces of " Washi " paper are then layered onto that model. The basic form and expression of the face is same as original ever but the color is different. The real mask not fake has own tasty warmth and uniqueness.