There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
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.