Good condition, see description
Samurai hat – 'Jingasa' – Japan – Late 19th / early 20th century
Brown lacquer / dark red on the outside and red on the inside
Measurements: 41 cm in diameter
Complete with the cushion and chin fastener.
The Jingasa top is divided in 8 panes, on which sits a bronze brace.
Condition: Good, except from a small knock on the border (see photos) and some nicks on the red part.
The jingasa are helmets used in battle; they are part of a soldier's outfit. The common jingasa is composed of 3 parts: the main part, a cushion called zabuton et the chin fastener – ago-himo.
All samurai wore jingasa, but the shape and colour were different depending on their rank. In fact, even merchants and wealthy farmers wore jingasa when they went to castles.
This is a "ichimon-gasa": hats rather flat when looked at from the side. They were worn on foot or on horse (at slow pace).
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