Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jealous Devil

When I snapped this photo in a Bangkok taxi a while back, the cabby told me his brother had brought this devil back from Japan for him. At the time I had never seen anything like it, but when I was in Tokyo I saw similar ones for sale. I found out that it's a Hannya mask from Japanese theater based on a female character whose jealousy turns her into a demon. I've known a few jealous devils like this one in my lifetime. Do you know any?