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Samurai Hat (jingasa)

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Samurai Hat (jingasa), 1800-1899
1 in. x 17 in. x 17 in. (2.54 cm x 43.18 cm x 43.18 cm)

Object Type: Textile
Technique: Basketmaking
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Jean Goodwin Ames
Accession Number: T698

Lacquered leather.

Object Description
Samurai hat (jingasa) of a flat circular form, decorated with one mon in gold leaf at the edge.

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

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