2012 年 11 巻 3 号 p. 469-474
There have been a number of cultural anthropologic studies of masks. However, it is still considered difficult to make a principal component analysis of masks that represent human and animal faces due to the emotional factors they possess. This paper discusses one such principal component analysis of participant impressions of certain masks. Masks employed in this study share the property of being used to disguise oneself as something else. Participant impressions of masks were investigated as reference to a semantic differential method. Additionally, this data was analyzed using a basis analytical method. Thus, I hope to gain knowledge regarding the effects of sensitive amplitude where outward appearance may have an influence on audience experience.