Period; Middle of the EDO period
Prime Material: Iron
Suji Kabuto consists of many small riveted iron plates to form its shape. This helmet has Jyuroku (sixteen in Japanese) iron plates.
Suji means a stripe in Japanese, and you can see 16 stripes in this helmet. The more plates it uses, the heavier and more expensive it would be. A high-class Samurai might have owned this helmet.
You can see half-moon decoration on the helmet. There are many types to describe the moon: full-moon, half-moon, a hazy moon, and so on. Moon is one of the classic popular motifs for us. As it changes its figure with time, it attracts the spirit of Kachofugetsu (the beauty of nature) for Japanese. The crescent moon shines brightly on this Tsuba makes a mysterious and elegant look.
- Numero totale di oggetti
- Periodo Edo (1600-1868)
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Titolo dell'opera
- Antique Samurai Lacquered Iron Helmet Jyurokken Suji Kabuto
- In condizioni ragionevoli, vedi descrizione
- 34×30×28 cm