Exceptional Samurai fireman Helmet, Kaji Kabuto. Fires were a big problem in Japan during Edo period and special samurai groups were on watch for the fires and would be first to respond and try to extinguish it , preventing wide spreading. Large fires devastated Edo, now Tokyo several times during that period, causing staggering loss of life and a major economical set back, so fires were taken extremely seriously.
This light helmet belonged to a leader of Samurai Firefighters and a wonderful example of elaborate metal and lacquer work. Back of the helmet guard decorated with brass or copper studs forming a constellation.Fukigaeshi , side ear like attachment bearing samurai clan crests. Good condition with some expected abrasions and minor losses due to a very significant age as seen on the photos.. Age: Late Edo period , circa 18-19th century. Size: full adult size W:38cm (15inch) D:33cm (13inch) H:18cm (7inch). Please check with your country. The item "Rare Samurai fireman helmet, Kaji Kabuto. Edo, 19 th century LL87" is in sale since Monday, June 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "antiqueman2003" and is located in fukuoka, kyushu. This item can be shipped worldwide.