Making Traditional Japanese Wood Masks
carving | craft | handmade | japan | masks | wood | April 7, 2023
Masks have been part of Japanese culture for more than a thousand years. Process X takes us inside, Womokage, a small company that makes these detailed masks the traditional way. Skilled artisans use chisels to carve facial features from a solid block of wood, then hand-apply a coating and paint pigments to bring out details.