What is a hannya?


A hannya refers to a mask that is used in the Japanese Noh theatre. The mask represents a jealous female serpent or demon. It normally possesses 2 sharp bull-like horns, leering mouth from ear to ear and metallic eyes.
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(Japanese). The Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese term ‘pan-jo’, a translation of the Sanskrit prajñā (insight).
it is to portray a woman that has been so overcome with jelosy that she turns into a demon.
In Japanese culture, a Hannya mask represents the face of the devil.
Image wise they're relatively the same, However culture wise and what they are. are two different things. Oni is Japanese for Ogre, Troll, and even refered to as Demon though the
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