From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Jingasa
Object Number 29-130-164
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Section Asian
Materials Wood

Camp hat (jingasa) used by soldiers. This hat is made of either rawhide or paper mache. The hat is shaped like a cone with a flattened top as if the tip of the cone were cut off. From that flattened plane, the helmet splits into eleven concave sections with a ridge between each. Eye hooks are attached to the interior along nine of these eleven ridges. The rim of the hat is slightly scalloped rather than perfectly round. The exterior is coated in black lacquer and the interior in red lacquer. A tan hat lining (ukebari) is intact but in poor condition. There are thick chin straps and strings on interior attached to four metal loops.

Height 10 cm
Outside Diameter 34 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 20946 - Other Number

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