The Hannya mask symbolizes the complexity of human emotions, specifically the lore of a tragic female figure in Japanese theater who transforms into a demon after a deep betrayal by the man she loves.

What I found  so fascinating about the construction of these masks was the ingenuity of the design. When viewed straight on, the mask appears angry, but when tilted down the appearance looks sorrowful. Some masks were crafted so well that they displayed a wide range of nuanced emotions from several angles.

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