Helmet with design of Eboshi cap

Unknown17th century, Edo period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum
Fukuoka-ken, Japan

This helmet was owned by the 7th lord of the Yanagawa domain, Tachibana Akinao.
It has a unique design showing another headwear mounted on the top. The headwear resembles ‘eboshi’, a traditional formal cap, but it has a cloth-like wavy brim. The flip-up ends of the headband is formed like ‘kuwagata’, a helmet crest in the shape of stylized horns.


  • Title: Helmet with design of Eboshi cap
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 17th century, Edo period
  • Physical Dimensions: Total hight: 35.0 cm; Width: 37.0 cm; Depth: 35.0 cm; Weight: 2,500 g
  • Type: Arms & Armour

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