From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Jingasa
Object Number 7379
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Period Edo Period
Date Made Edo Period
Section Asian
Materials Lacquer | Paper | Iron
Technique Lacquered
Iconography Mon | Naito

Camp hat (jingasa) used by soldiers. This hat is made up of 10 iron plates riveted together in the shape of a rounded cone that flares out toward the rim. The front of the hat is turned upward slightly. The iron hat base is coated in paper mache and the exterior is painted with black lacquer while the interior is coated with red lacquer. The exterior features an elaborate design of flowers around the hat bowl and ivy around the brim. Atop the hat bowl there is a painted design of six swords emanating from a central circle. Four attachment hooks for the hat lining (ukebari) remain, although the lining itself is lost. A faded crest is painted on the front of the hat in gold. The crest is of the Wisteria tree, rendered as a short, central branch with three leaves and flowers spilling down either side of the branch in a circular design. The crest may be of the Naito family.

Height 20 cm
Outside Diameter 29 cm
Credit Line Gift of Francis C. Macauley, Esq.,1890

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