Source: PR Times Japanese artist crafts mecha-inspired traditional oni demon masks 2020-03-31 Tue 2020-03-31 Tue Japanese oddity retailer Village Vanguard has definitely tried their hand at eccentric masks before, including polygon animal heads and almost terrifyingly realistic anime masks. Now they're opting for a fusing of traditional and modern (or perhaps futuristic?) culture by teaming up with talented mask maker Mito Kurato (@mitragyna) to release mecha-inspired traditional oni masks. The masks used in the classical Japanese performance art of Noh can often have a spooky quality to them, but Kurato has opted to give a horned oni (Japanese demon) mask a sleek and metallic mecha aesthetic that appears skeletal in parts. The area around the mouth is spaced for proper speaking and they come with seals to add on for customization. These aren't the only of the talented mask maker's creations available at Village Vanguard, however. Kurato has made a variety of masks crafted to the level of being on display at the Tokyo Mask Festival. 3/21(土)のマスクフェスティバルに【黒の錬金術学会】で出展いたします。https://t.co/ZUKHTLb8Um骨と機械をモチーフにした仮面を取り揃え、お待ちしております。 pic.twitter.com/CNHoJII5NA— 倉戸みと@黒の錬金術学会 (@mitragyna) March 8, 2020 「異形頭がデカ過ぎて、なんかバランスが…」というときは・頭を小さくする（例：マスクを前後で分割する）・首を大きくする（例：大型の付け襟を着ける）などの方法で、バランスを調整すると幸せになれるかも。 pic.twitter.com/Qvl5QqAdjs— 倉戸みと@黒の錬金術学会 (@mitragyna) February 20, 2020 You an find the Mecha Oni masks and more bone mask creations (scroll towards the bottom) at Village Vanguard. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Tags: Demons / Japan / Masks / Mecha / oni / Village Vanguard grape Japan Culture Japanese artist crafts mecha-inspired traditional oni demon masks Related Article Beautiful Castles and Idyllic Panoramic View during winter in Japan Tokyo’s Yamanote Line Is Bringing The 2016 Olympics To Its Trains “Hold All The Cards” Wearing Casino-Themed Swimsuits from Japanese Brand “Parfaite” Awesome Japanese Bodybuilder Includes Pet Birds And Hamster In Posing Practice Beppu City Reveals 4 Sketches Of Rides To Be Built At Japan’s First Ever Hot Spring Amusement Park All-You-Can-Eat Sashimi In Tokyo!