From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Jingasa
Object Number 7382
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Period Edo Period (uncertain) | Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made Edo Period-1890
Section Asian
Materials Skin | Copper Alloy | Metal | Wood | Lacquer | Fur

Camp hat (jingasa) used by soldiers. The hat is in the shape of a low, rounded cone with a circular rim which is turned up slightly in the front. The exterior surface is coated in animal fur, most likely bear fur. The underside of the brim is coated in black lacquer and the rest of the interior is painted in red lacquer. The front of the hat is adorned with a large, brass disc. The back of the hat has a small ring designed to hold an adornment or banner. A five-stage metal fixture (tehen-no-kanamono) sits atop the hat, each layer designed to look like chrysanthemum petals. The tan hat lining (ukebari) is intact.

Height 15 cm
Length 33 cm
Width 31 cm
Credit Line Gift of Francis C. Macauley, Esq.,1890
Other Number LO-1861-1 - Found in Collection Number

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