Hoshi Bashi Kabuto (samurai helmet) and Octopus Maedate
Eboshi-shaped kabuto (helmet) with maedate (crest) in form of a mantis, Edo period, century
Turban Shell Shaped Kabuto and Menpo. Iron, Gold Leaf, Lacquer and Silk.
Butterfly Momonari-kabuto (peach-shaped helmet) Edo period, century National Museum of Japanese History. Ikeda clan's butterfly motif crest on helmet.
explodingrocks: “ Kabuto deity with Vajra. Black-lacquered kabuto (helmet) with the arm of a guardian deity wielding a Vajra. Iron, lacquer, wood, and papier-maché.
Japanese samurai's helmet, Kabuto 兜. Koshotan-Nari-Zaboshi Bachi Kabuto, helmet with elaborate decoration in gilded wood in the shape of an octopus. Edo period Japan, end of century.