Blue Laced Rokumai Do Gusoku. Edo period century) The Kabuto bowl of four heavy iron plates and lacquered black, mounted with maedate formed as a pair of inverted wings of gilt and lacquered wood. A Rokumai do (six-piece cuirass) of.
Kawari kabuto Mid Edo period (1615-1867) 18th Century "Spectacular" samurai helmet shaped with a fantastic form. Iron, harikake and parcel-gilt. This unrecorded shape does not seem to resemble any natural shape, if not maybe a large kuwagatamaedate, a decoration for helmets used in the medieval armors. Harikake had been used during the Momoyama period (1573-1715), when generals begun to wear large helmets which had to be light at the same time. #samurai #japon #helmet #japanesecraft #kabuto