Namahage festival costume

From the press release:
Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan

By artist Ishikawa Taiko

Oga City, Akita Prefecture, Japan, 2012

Wood, paint, horsehair, velcro, nylon, synthetic leather

12 3/16 × 5 1/2 × 2 11/16 in. (31 × 14 × 6.75 cm)

Credit: Artist Ishikawa Taiko; Purchase of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Museum of International Folk Art; Photo by Addison Doty

Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.