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On consideration of shamanistic properties seen in ‘ubamen’ and ‘miyaruhalmital’ -by focusing on ‘noh,’ ‘obasute,’ and ‘Bongsan mask dance’-

  • 日本硏究
  • 2018, (48), pp.183-198
  • DOI : 10.20404/jscau.2018.02.48.183
  • Publisher : The Center for Japanese Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Received : December 31, 2017
  • Accepted : January 31, 2018
  • Published : February 20, 2018

hwang suk joo 1

1한양대학교

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ABSTRACT

The origin of ‘tal’ and ‘omote’ derives from religious rituals, thereby contains a goal within itself, the pursuit of the divinity, and the heteromorphic facial expressions, the fruit of such an attempt. It is a means to visualize supernatural forces, hence the heteromorphic appearances. By successfully conveying such intention, it could equivocally represent secular humane attributes along with divine aspects. This paper will discuss the mask of a piteous old lady who had been abandoned by her family and is leaning towards death away from life. Both masks have distinctive faces unidentifiable as normal, human facial expressions. It is thought to be the result of visualized cogitation to portray secular and divine worlds simultaneously, as well as its religious and shamanistic roots.

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