This Boys Day Kabuto dates from the mid 1900’s and is a scale replica of a suji bachi  (hailstone riveted bowl) kabuto. It sports wide a shikoro (neck guard) of metal plates or kozane that are knitted together with silk lacings. The wakidate (side crests) are embellished with pierced workings of chrysanthemums. The maetate crest of a dragon over a lion face and wide horns with incised scenes of tiger and dragon in clouds all decorated in gilt, silver and polychrome enamels. The piece measures approximately 15.5” tall, 18.5” wide and 12” deep and was purchased from a dealer who specializes in Univertsity de-acqusitions

Below are two smaller pieces from my collection.


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