The original of the kabuto (helmet) of the Dragon Armour is interesting inasmuch as the bowl of the helmet came from the Momoyama period. The suji bachi style of bowl, with overlapped and riveted plates was typical of the finest helmet makers (katchu-shi) of this period, borne out by the signature of the Saotome smith ''Ienao'' on the back plate. The menpo (mask) is a typical ressei men of the type made in Nara.

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Kabuto, a traditional Japanese helmet used by ancient warriors. The kabuto is also an important part of samurai armor and equipment. ´・ᴗ・`✧   ♥ www.japanlover.me ♥

Today's かっこいい lesson is about kabuto, a traditional Japanese helmet used by ancient warriors. The kabuto is also an important part of samurai armor and equipment. ´・ᴗ・`✧ Basic Parts: Hachi: the dom.

120 plate suji bachi kabuto. 1700 - 1800, 120 russet iron plates riveted vertically. Inscribed ‘Joshu. Suifu ju Yoshihide Saku’. The armourer is not recorded, but was likely to be of the Myochin school, one of three main schools of armourers who worked in Joshu province. http://www.jujitsumelbourne.com.au/-jiu-jitsu-brunswick-melbourne-vic.html

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Samurai helmet--WONDERFUL detailing on the horns

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