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Akagashira (赤頭)

One type of Kazura, or wig, worn by the performers. Traditionally made of yak hair. The bangs are worn draped across the forehead, with the hair falling to the shoulders and long down the back. The hair of the Akagashira is red, giving it its name. In Noh, this mask is traditionally worn by roles such as godly apparitions and spiritual creatures such as the tengu and kichiku, and in kyōgen by the Enma Daiō and demons. In addition to the Akagashira, there are Kurogashira and shirogashira (black and white kashira), which are also used depending on the role and performance. Akagashira is also the name of a Kogaki, indicating a special performance.

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