Of Steeply conical form with a bulbous top. This jingasa is constructed of hide and cloth, shaped in a mold, lacquered in reddish brown lacquer, with a gilt rising sun mon on the rounded apex.
The samurai class in feudal Japan, as well as their retainers and footsoldiers (ashigaru), used several types of jingasa made from iron, copper, wood, paper, bamboo, or leather. Kasa shares its etymology with the Japanese word for “umbrella” (which is also pronounced “kasa”, but written 傘).
Mounted on a custom iron mount.
Edo Period 19th Century
Size: 12″ diameter x 7″H (20.5″ H on stand)