samurai kabuto

Gunbai Uchiwa
Gunbai UchiwaWar fanEdo period, 19th century Wood with maki-e lacquer decorationsLength: 53,5 cmThe 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.This gunbai is rather unusual among the common shapes. The straight lines and the absence of wide maki-e areas give in fact a sort of severe aspect, while the grain wood and the finely lacquered borders indicate the...

A Red Lacquered suji-bachi kabutoA 62 plates samurai helmetMomoyama to early Edo Period, 17th centuryProvenance:The Stanley Knight Collection, Meaford, Ontario, CanadaThe Suji-Bachi kabuto of sixty-two plates, four-stage tehan kanemono, downturned mabizashi embossed with stylised eyebrows, and four lame kebiki-laced kozane shikoro (neck protection) with small fukigaeshi.The large double tsunomoto and the hineno shikoro with narrow plates with small fukigaeshi suggest an early dating for this samurai helmet, between Momoyama and Edo period. Kabuto for sale. Price on application. Please...

Paravento raffigurante Hana-mi
A party under the cherry blossomA four-panel folding screen  DATEEdo Period (1615-1867), 18th centuryMEDIUMInk, pigments and gofun on gold-leaf groundDIMENSIONS138.5 by 245 cm Hanami is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, in this case almost always meaning cherry blossoms (sakura). The subject of this byobu is in fact a small party with a dancer and people enjoying tea  with the traditional dango which are sold nearby by a young woman.Hanami was used as a term that meant "cherry blossom viewing"...

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