Traditional Japanese masks date from 10,000 BC to 300 BC, in the period known as Jomon. They were used mainly in religious games and rituals and were made of shell and pottery. One of the main rites for which they were used consisted of covering the faces of the deceased, with the belief that in this way they would drive away evil spirits. With the arrival of the Kofum period in the 4th century BC. and the arrival of Buddhism in Japan, the masks evolve towards another variety of non-religious events, seeking to celebrate festivities, and artistic events such as theater and dance. They also began to be made of other materials such as paper, cast, plastic and more and the faces were refined and detailed.
HOW WE CREATE OUR JAPANESE MASKS
We are a company dedicated to the modeling and creation of exact replicas honoring the traditional Japanese masks, but giving it a touch of modernity, we work with a material called polylactic acid (PLA) is a biodegradable thermoplastic, made from renewable resources such as starch corn or sugar cane, we can see it mainly in medical implants and other important industries. It is a very strong, light material that withstands inclement weather, with this we try to maintain the link between tradition and modernity.
We offer all kinds of masks, we are even open to customizing any detail at the request of our clients, we also offer all kinds of hanging frames, in all kinds of materials and shapes.