Helmet (Suji Kabuto)

Title

Helmet (Suji Kabuto)

Description


The bowl of the helmet, constructed of fifty-two ridged plates, is inscribed with the character Kami, used by the Haruta school of armorers in Nara. The badge on the turnbacks of the neck guard is that of the Sanada family, daimyo of Ueda. This is physical evidence that prominent families were the patrons of the schools of arms and armor during the reign of shoguns. The assiduousness of the creator and the uniqueness of each warrior led to beautifully crafted pieces, shifting them from mere cumbersome armor from the Kofun period to elegant pieces of art.

Source

Tokyo National Museum

Date

Muromachi period, 15th century.

Format

Lacquered iron, silk, stenciled leather, gilt copper.

Files

Helmet (Suji Kabuto).jpg
Date Added
May 9, 2011
Collection
Samurai Armor
Citation
“Helmet (Suji Kabuto) ,” Artists, Patrons, and Japanese Art, accessed July 23, 2017, http://artistandpatrons.omeka.net/items/show/22.