Jingasa 陣笠

Price:  550,00

Nice jingasa 陣笠 (ancient soldier’s hat) executed in even matt black lacquer 蝋色漆 (rôiro’urushi). The reverse has a bit more extravagant design, as it is decorated with large pieces of scattered gold leaf with tiny gold flakes in between.
The hat is circular and flat of shape with a dome in the centre.
The bottom featured with red silk cords to keep the helmet in place.

Approx. size:
Height 6 cm, Diameter 41.6 cm.

Period: Japan – Late Edo period/Early Meiji period (19th century).

Considering its age the helmet is in a very good original condition with minimal traces of wear conform age, like minimal rim chips and wear of the silk.. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Jingasa (“war hat”): a type of hat commonly worn by samurai and ashigaru (foot soldiers) (From Wikipedia).

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B4444


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