|Designation||National Important Cultural properties|
|Designated Date||June 21, 1962|
|Designated Date in detail|
|HomePage||Hiraizumi's Cultural Heritage|
The inscription is dated March, 1291. (some other information is illegible).
It said to be the commemoration of pilgrimage for the Hakusan-Gongen shrine.
This Noh-mask is one of the old traditional ones peculiar to Chuson-ji, and the oldest existing mask with inscription.
It used Japanese Judas tree timber, and the curving technique is rather rough and unsophisticated. The slant-eyed laughing face expresses a flood of life, and it is indeed a precious example of old masks peculiar to the beginning era of Noh-mask.
It said to be converted to Nyo-men (female mask), and it has the inscription of “Jaku-nyo (young woman)”