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Kabuto

For those interested in Japanese history, samurai culture and the role this military class played in shaping Japan is a fascinating one.

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兜 (Samurai Helmet) A Kabuto is a helmet used with traditional Japanese armor usually worn by the samurai class. They were an important part of the Bushi equipment and played a symbolic role, as well.

Samurai War Helmet.  1825-1875, Japan.  This helmet has an iron “hachi” of thirty-three riveted laminations, a “shikoro” of five plates laced in “kebiki” (spread hair) style with navy blue “ito doshi” laces, and axes as “yokodate” made from whale baleen. A Phoenix (“Ho o”) serves as a “maedate;” one tail feather is missing. It is lined with rawhide.

Kabuto - This helmet has an iron “hachi” of thirty-three riveted laminations, a “shikoro” of five plates laced in “kebiki” (spread hair) style with navy blue “ito doshi” laces, and axes as “yokodate” made from whale bone.

Mỹ nữ

Left Arm: Miko Archer + Crows: This pose would be nearly perfect if turned 180 degrees to face out (maybe with right hand out, preparing to nock arrow to bow).

Samurai Armor - Can't help it. the geek in me still loves this stuff

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天狗当世具足

Armor with the features of a tengu (tengu tōsei gusoku) Late Edo period,

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