Circular jingasa with a gradual domed top; Textured to simulate leather. The composition is of bamboo, paper, and many layers of Urishi lacquer work. The interior is finished in red with its original cotton gear straps and cushion. Excellent condition. With the mitsudome “God of War” mon.
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 metal base for display.
Dimensions: 13 3/4″ diameter