what does kabuto mean in japanese

Early Edo period, 17th-18th centuryCertificate:This authentic samurai armor is accompanied by a certificate of registration as Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo (Especially Important Armor Object) no. 1277 issued by the Nihon Katchu Bugu Kenkyu Hozon Kai (Japanese Armor Preservation Society), 2020.11.01  This flamboyant Samurai armor is entirely made in true scale (hon-kozane), lacquered in black and gold and laced with blue, orange and white silk, in order to create a pattern of multiple colours,The helmet (kabuto) is of suji-bachi construction, made of 62 plates, with...

Painting: 203 x 44,4Mount: 32 x 127 cmSigned by the artist Nantembō was born in the city of Karatsu as the son of a samurai. He became a monk of the Rinsai Zen sect at an early age. His Buddhist name was Zenchū. Nantembō was the nickname he received in 1873 because of the nandina staff (Bō) he acquired to admonish his students. He became a controversial figure in Japanese Zen circles, devoting his energy to reforming Zen in Japan. The calligraphy says:There is nothing to seek and nothing to find. You are already enlightened, and all the words in the world won’t give you...

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...

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