From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Jingasa
Object Number 29-130-162
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Section Asian
Materials Lacquer | Iron
Iconography Mon | Inari Daki Ine | Crescent Moon

Camp hat (jingasa) used by soldiers. This iron hat is in the shape of a rounded cone that flares out toward the rim. Instead of being circular like most jingasa, the shape is more of an oval. The front of the hat is turned upward slightly. The exterior surface is coated in paper mache and black lacquer while the interior surface coated in plaster and red lacquer. The lacquer on both the interior and exterior is chipped and in generally poor condition. On the front of the hat, a crescent moon is painted in gold with the narrowed tips of the crescent facing upward. A family crest is painted in gold on the back of the hat which depicts four stalks of rice with the third stalk presented as rice ready to be harvested. The stalks are tied together at the bottom of the crest and the tied knot extends below the circular shape of the crest. This is the Inari Daki Ine (丸に抱き稲) family crest (mon).

Height 10 cm
Length 36.5 cm
Width 29 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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