The Noh masks floating in the dark are a bit eerie

Noh mask at the entrance of the Art Aquarium Museum
Noh mask at the entrance of the Art Aquarium Museum
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Even though I know they are not human, the masks look eerie in the dark. The museum I visited on that day was based on the motif of aquariums. However, when I entered the museum, I was greeted not by an aquarium but by a mask that looked like a Noh mask. The mask, held up in the darkness, seemed to mock my carefree arrival, and I did not understand how it was connected to the aquarium that was the motif of the museum. The exhibition at the Art Aquarium Museum Ginza began with a mysterious introduction.

The mask at the entrance was so strong that one would have thought that there would be an exhibit featuring aquariums and masks, but all that was on display was an aquarium with goldfish swimming in it. Indeed, it was fantastic to see the tank illuminated in the dark, and the colorful goldfish swimming freely were so beautiful that it seemed as if they were out of this world. However, all I could think of as I watched the goldfish swimming around with their tail fins waving in the air was the Noh mask. Perhaps it is more than just something beautiful, but something with multiple meanings, like a human expression, that sticks in my mind without a correct answer.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12391

Shooting Date

Jul 2022

Posted On

November 4, 2022

Place

Ginza, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS LOXIA 2/35

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