HIRAJINGASA a flat and wide JINGASA
At the front, it is applied with SASARINDO, a japanese family MON, depicting banboo and gentian flowers. This Japanese crest is a variant of that used by the MINAMOTO clan.
The helmet skeleton has been made of bamboo and papier-mâché, while the surface is coated smooth with brown lacquer and embellished with a MON, in gold HIRAMAKI-E. At least ten steps are required in the lacquering process. The final polish is provided by charcoal powder made from camellia twigs and deer's horn.
The ZABUTON or cushion pad, is made in circular form with a cheap material.
EDO period. 19th Century / Japan
Historically, the first JINGASA were mainly designed for battlefields, and worn by ASHIGARU or japanese foot soldiers. ASHIGARU means working with light feet on the battlefield. The function of the JINGASA was the same as for KABUTO, but with less accent on the protection against KATANA blows.
As the EDO period was a period of peace, JINGASA became more popular and this type of hat was worn by the SAMURAI during DAIMYO processions between the 17th and 19th centuries.
MATERIAL & SIZE:
ø 405 x 60 mm
Overall condition is good for its age. Some chips around the edge.
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- Lacca giapponese Jingasa
- Elmo da samurai
- Periodo Edo
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Sasarindo Il mio design
- Titolo dell'opera
- Kabuto armor
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 405×405×60 mm