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Glimpses of Japan: Ancient court dances (2)

Performers wearing "Zomen" masks that depict people's faces with geometric shapes are seen during a bugaku performance at Rokka-en garden in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture. Zomen masks appear in Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" as one of the gods visiting the hot spring resort. (Photo by Sei Matsumoto)

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