From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Jingasa
Object Number 29-130-163
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Section Asian
Materials Lacquer | Wood (uncertain)
Technique Lacquered
Iconography Mon | Oda | Mokko

Camp hat (jingasa) used by soldiers. Conical hat painted with black lacquer finished with a rough texture with ridges. The interior is painted with red lacquer. The front of the hat is rolled upward revealing a small portion of the interior. The front of the hat has a gold-painted crest of a melon plant or flowering quince (Ken Mokko 剣木瓜) with a four petals emanating from the center and four additional petals directly outside of those. This is the family crest of the Oda clan. Four rays emanate from the point at the top of the hat to the outer edges of the rim. Gold-painted swords also descend from the apex.

Height 20 cm
Outside Diameter 25.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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