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Kasshikikazura (喝食鬘)

One type of wig worn by the performer. The kasshikikazura is worn for roles of half-monk, half-layman young boys and the young attendant who announces meals at Buddhist monasteries. Almost the same shape as the wigs made of black hairs used by young to middle aged female performers, the kasshikikazura are characterized by how they are attached. The hairs cover the ears, flowing from the top of the head, and while the wig is tied at around the collar, the hair bundle is not allowed to fall to the inside, instead often formed into a ring on top of the head. Another characteristic of the kasshikikazura is that no katsuraobi on the forehead.

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