Menreiki is a yokai (a Japanese demon) in the category of tsukumogami (objects that acquire a soul after one hundred years from their creation). It is composed of 66 masks from the ancient Gigaku theater. Seemingly innocuous, it is said to possess those who do not wisely wear a mask and force the victims to create a representation of the performances for which the masks were originally used.

Based on a photo of @red.sabbath, model @lenticchia___, rope @masashirow

mixed media on paper


A signed, open edition print about 45,5×50 cm (sheet size 55.5×60 cm)

Hahnemuhle fine art 100% cotton paper, ultra white, 240 gsm paper

  • Date: August 2020