|Wood | Lacquer | Metal
Camp hat (jingasa) used by soldiers. This wooden hat is in the shape of a rounded cone that flares out toward the rim. The front of the hat is turned upward slightly. The exterior surface is coated with dark brown lacquer and the interior is painted with red lacquer. Lacquer along the rim is slightly chipped and the lacquer atop the bowl is cracked and indented. The tan hat lining (ukebari) is intact. A stylized Japanese character, 方 kata, is painted in gold on the front of the hat. This translates roughly to "person in charge" and may be a reference to an officer in command of a military unit.
|Gift of Francis C. Macauley, Esq.,1890
|LO-1861-3 - Found in Collection Number
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