From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Jingasa
Object Number 7378
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Date Made Edo-1890
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Lacquer | Metal
Technique Lacquered
Inscription Language Japanese Language

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.

Height 22 cm
Length 38 cm
Width 33 cm
Credit Line Gift of Francis C. Macauley, Esq.,1890
Other Number LO-1861-3 - Found in Collection Number

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