Still need a Halloween costume? This demon mask is the perfect scary accessory. It was made in Japan sometime between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Masks have a long and extensive history in Japan that dates back to the prehistoric Jomon period; they often have been used in dance, court rituals, and religious ceremonies. This mask portrays a long-nosed demon (known as tengu in Japanese lore) and was used in Shinto shrine performances.
For Halloween success, follow these simple instructions. First, print the mask as large as you can. Next, carefully cut it out. Make a small hole on either side (near the cheeks would work well) and run a string or elastic through them. Put it on and voila: You and the demon mask are now one! Scare your friends, loved ones, and the candy seekers at your door.
More scary masks can be found when you search the Freer|Sackler collections on Open F|S, as well as on Bento and our Facebook page.
1. How old are you? 26. 2. Current Job? Veterinary blood/organ transport and security officer at a mental health/rehab facility. 3. Dream job? Forensic Psychologist or mortuary pathologist. 4 . What are you talented at? Writing/editing. Sudoku. Level grinding in video games. Spotting lies/manipulation. Debate. 5. What is a big goal you are currently working towards? Graduate school. 6. What’s your aesthetic? Jeffrey Dahmer and his apartment, 80’s anything, long hair, black/white (yin/yang, etc), horror (especially Asian) art, vaporwave graphics, androgyny. 7. Do you collect anything? Psych and astrology books, true crime (particularly Dahmer) stuff, one gen video game systems, sake bottles, swords, pyrite cubes and bismuth pieces, teeth (and some other little taxidermy things), Bioshock and Fallout memorabilia, data, secrets, debt. 8. What is a topic you always bring up in conversation? Dahmer, memes, true crime, astrology, psych, depending on who I’m talking to. 9. What’s a pet peeve of yours? Antis. 10. Good advice to give? The world is a tragedy to those who feel, and a comedy to those who think. 11. Recommend three songs!
Anything by VNV NATION, Morrissey, Opeth, Wintersun, Depeche Mode, Cradle of Filth, or Tears for Fears, atm.
Hiroshi Yoshida was a 20th centuryJapanesepainter and print-maker. He is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style of ukiyo-e woodblock printing, and is noted especially for his excellent landscape prints. Yoshida travelled widely, and was particularly known for his images of non-Japanese subjects done in traditional Japanese woodblock style, including the Taj Mahal, the Swiss Alps, the Grand Canyon, and other National Parks in the United States.
The trailer for Marvel’s latest Netflix show Iron Fist debuted over the weekend and left many scratching their heads and asking “why isn’t this character Asian?” While Danny Rand is white in the comics, as Hitfix pointed out, the character, created in 1974, follows a classic racist trope.