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Hannya (般若) is a popular Japanese nō theatre mask design, representing a jealous female demon. It possesses two sharp bull-like horns, glaring eyes, and a leering mouth split from ear to ear.


  • The character Hannya in the popular manga and anime series Rurouni Kenshin wears and takes his name from this mask
  • Yoshimitsu from the Tekken and Soul Calibur games wears a Hannya mask in battle for some of his costumes.
  • Some people also get tattoos with this style and there are books showing art focused on hannya masks.