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Saihai

Commander baton

Mid Edo Period (1615-1867)

Wood with golden-copper mounts and paper

Lenght: 36.5 cm

 

Born as a tool to control the troops, the saihai changed his function during the Edo period and became an accessory to wear with the armor as a symbol of power.
The saihai ‘s final can be in different materials; sometimes is applied directly to the stick, some others hung with a small rope. In this case it is decorated with paper, hung with a rope to the stick on which there is a kirimon.

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