samurai helmets

Design by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)  Lacquer by Kamisaka Yukichi (1886 – 1938)
Suzuribako (Writing Box)Design by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)Lacquer by Kamisaka Yukichi (1886 – 1938)With a signed and sealed tomobako A black lacquer writing box with inserts in pewter and mother of pearl decorated with camellias. All the lacquers decorated by  Kamisaka Sekka were made by his brother, Kamisaka Yukichi.Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese artists who brought the traditional aesthetic in the western world. Sekka came from a samurai family - his father was in service at the imperial palace in Kyoto - and...

Ressei menpōSamurai maskMid Edo period (1615-1867)Signed under the cin : Myochin Munehisa  A russet embossed iron mask of me no shita men (half face) type.The expression is fierce (ressei) and the dark patina emphasizes this feature.  Sku: men-1228

Gunbai UchiwaA rare long war fan DATELate Edo period, 18th - 19th century MEDIUMLacquered wood and metal fittingsLENGTH74.5 cmCERTIFICATENKBKHK Tokubetsu Kichou Shiryo The various implements used by samurai commanders to signal orders on the battered 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.The flat part of this gunbai is decorated with a circle of thirty-four stars on a ōhirame ground (flat-hammered gold balls) with the...

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