Saru Mask - Wabisabi Mart
Saru Mask - Wabisabi Mart
Saru Mask - Wabisabi Mart
Saru Mask - Wabisabi Mart
Saru Mask - Wabisabi Mart
Saru Mask - Wabisabi Mart
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Saru Mask

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£71.00
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£71.00
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Traditional Japanese Saru Mask

-----Description-----

Monkeys () are believed to be demon quellers - the word for monkey, saru, also means expel when different kanji is used. Their effigies are placed at temple entrances as well as foxes, to ward away the presence of evil.


The three hear, see, do no evil monkey are also a fixture in Japanese folklore and have the power to ward off evil. The number three often comes into play with monkey lore – 3 monkeys, three worm yokai story etc.

Sarugami (Monkey Spirit) - The monkey spirit and messenger of the gods. His servants are the three wise monkeys (see, say, hear no evil). Monkeys mirror humans in passions and characteristics – they are calculating and intelligent but incredibly playful and pleasure-seeking. Mischievous and vain as well.

 

 

-----Material-----

Wood

 

-----Sizing-----

Please see pictures for sizing. (We use a tennis ball for customers to gauge the size of the items.)

 

-----Condition-----

Please note that all the masks listed are old and have been used by Japanese people. This gives the items various weathering and imperfections. They are not perfect. You can see the quality of the items in the photos.

You will receive the mask in the photo.

 

-----Shipping-----

Shipped via Yamato Courier. Includes tracking number.

Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost.
These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.

 

-----Multiple Items / Combined Shipping-----

After checkout, if we can fit multiple items into a smaller box we will always refund shipping.

 

-----Returns-----

Returns are only accepted on items that have been damaged by Yamato Courier.