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Samurai Hat (jingasa)

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Samurai Hat (jingasa), 1800-1899
2 in. x 17 in. x 17 in. (5.08 cm x 43.18 cm x 43.18 cm)

Object Type: Textile
Technique: Leatherworking
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Jean Goodwin Ames
Accession Number: T697

Lacquered leather.

Object Description
Samurai hat (jingasa) of a circular form with a raised boss to fit the head. Decorated with a three prong motif at the center, plus one mon in gold leaf at the edge.

Jingasa were of limited use in battle, but were worn as protection against sun and rain.

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