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Japanese Mask Making Demonstrations with Ichiyu Terai
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Japanese Mask Making Demonstrations with Ichiyu Terai

June 1, 2023 through June 4, 2023
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for Japanese mask making demonstrations with noh mask maker Terai Ichiyu on June 1-4 in the Atrium.  A translator will be on hand to facilitate conversation with Mr. Terai. 

Terai-san likens mask making to "time travel" explaining that when he creates a character, he feels connected to the generations of mask-makers who have crafted the same character before him. In creating a powerful mask sucha as a hannya, Terai senses her energy, enabling him to help the mask express its complex set of emotions: ferocious rage, fear and sadness.

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