kabuto samurai

Sogonari kabuto
Sogonari kabutoSamurai helmet shaped as a human headEarly Edo Period (1615 - 1867) Three-plates kawari kabuto covered with tawny hair to resemble a human head.Samurai helmets with this shape are not unusual, but a feature worth noting on this kabuto is that the hair covers the whole helmet, including the visor (mabizashi), while the front side of these samurai helmets is usually lacquered. Notable exceptions with the same surface treatment are two well-known kabuto: one from the armor that Hideyoshi presented to Date Masamune (now in the Sendai City Museum) and...

Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942)Late 19th-first half of the 20th centuryPainting with fan, Moon and Plume GrassFan-leaf mounted as a kakejiku (hanging scroll), ink, colors, and gold wash on paper, depicting a stand of susuki (plume grass) against the moon, ivory jikuSigned: Sekka 雪佳 with seal Seisei 青々Mounting: 143.5 x 68.8 cm Painting: 53 x 17.4 cm Provenance:Patricia Milne-Henderson CollectionHosomi Museum, KyotoLitterature:Kamisaka Sekka: Rimpa Master - Pioneer of Moder Design,  Kyoto 2003, p.117 n. 48Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important...

Gunbai Uchiwa  Ventaglio da battaglia
Gunbai UchiwaWar fan Muromachi to Momoyama period, 16th centuryLacquered wood and bamboo, 46 x 21 cmLenght: 50 cm The various implements used by samurai commanders to signal orders on the batter field or to direct troop movements were referred to as jineigu. Among them, the gunbai uchiwa, a fixed fan, was the equipment that was used by generals and daimyō and hence became a symbol of power.Early gunbai were rather simple, with sober decoration. This one, as most of those from the Muromachi period, has a rather small flat area and a long bamboo handle in order to be easily used on...

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