Jingasa with mon
Price: € 650,00
Amazing and rare jingasa 陣笠 (ancient soldier’s hat) of traditional shape decorated with gold lacquer maki-e (lacquer design) crest 紋 (mon) depicting a gold lacquered mon on a black lacquer ground 蝋色漆 (rôiro’urushi).
The hat is circular and flat of shape with a dome in the centre.
The reverse is evenly lacquered red as well. Also equipped with a black silk cushion and black cords to keep the helmet in place.
The silk cushion and cords with traces of use.
Height 6 cm, Diameter 42 cm.
Period: Japan – Late Edo period/Early Meiji period (19th century).
Considering its age the jingasa is in a good original condition with traces of wear consistent with age.
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.