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Han'nya Brigade

Edited by Miki Vialetto

Softcover book featuring the famous icon of Japanese culture and Noh theatre, Hannya. This book brings together plates by over 200 international artists who offer their own interpretation of this famous mask.

In Japan, the han’nya figure has been handed down from one century to the next, and transversally through the arts – first through oral tradition and then, thanks to literature, through painting, handicraft, and finally theatre. Today its appearance goes beyond the borders of Japan’s shores; it has seduced the West within the pages of manga, various anime series, and tattoo art (horimono) which takes inspiration from Japanese tradition and re-proposes the patterns, colors, and symbolic decorations of ukiyo-e prints. The han’nya continues to be frightening, yet it seems that once she is placed on the skin she also helps protect the wearer from evil influences, similar to the powerful and frightening guards (niō) which are placed at the sides of entryways to temples, to stand guard.

Han'nya Brigade Contains works by Filip Leu, Dalmiro, Ching, Stizzo, Joao Bosco, Vlady, Horichiro, Morg, Matt Collins, Chris Crooks, Otto D'Ambra, Federico Ferroni, Andrea Pallocchini, Stilian Smokov, Heinz, Rico, Horiei Shinshu, Rinzing, Alix Ge, Tomo, and many more.

Softcover. 200 pages. Measures 10" X 12"

$99.99 USD