Birthday gift for private collection.
Rare noh mask of deity Batō Kannon! Now one of my favorite!
The Protector of animals!
Batō, shown often horse-headed; 3heads; 8arms; able to eat anything, thus called on times of need - Batō will "eat" your troubles away! Despite being a Bosatsu incarnation, he is also one of the Myō-ō family, know too by the second name Batō Myō-ō!
Still adding,the prayers of him are mostly farmers, that pray for safety of there animals.