what does kabuto mean in japanese

Nagaeboshi kawari kabutoSamurai helmet designed as a court capMid Edo period Edo (1615 - 1867), 18th centuryThis spectacular helmet is meant to reproduce the cap worn by shinto priests. Of unusual shape, it is built of five iron riveted plates, covered with a textured gold lacquer and embossed with a red “ken” on the back. On the front, a rare triple maedate is supported by three different tsunomoto (supports).The shikoro is a rare kusari-shikoro made in three sections of chain mail under a wide black-lacquered plate molded as a lotus...

Japanese armor with “Kyu” kamonMid Edo period, 18th century EXHIBITIONMei Tō - Katchu Ten (“Exhibition of famous swords and armor”), Izumi National History Museum, 2002 LITERATUREMei Tō - Katchu Ten, Izumi National History Museum, 2002, Cat. 56. Pag. 72 This Samurai armor features some typical characteristics of Kaga’s armor-smiths, famous for their fine and richly decorated suits of armor. Although the configuration of this samurai armor is mainly classic, there are various elements typical of this region, like the heart-shaped holes (inome,...

Tani Buncho
Tani Buncho (1763-1840)Waterfall in kagawa, 1835Hanging scroll; ink on silkPainting: 164 by 40 cmMounts: 233x60 cm. Ivory jikusaki.Signed with the artist’s seals and titled:Painted in the winter of the sixth year of the Tenpou Era (1835)Does this not recall Kagawa-no-kuni?73-year-old man, Buncho Natural landscapes became an archetypal subject in Asian art since Chinese Song dynasty (10th Century) and waterfalls have always been an important presence in East Asian and Japanese paintings. Many Japanese artists portrayed waterfalls using different styles, especially during...

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