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Edo Period Samurai Jingasa War Hat
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The circular hat worn by samurai, this example is made of woven straw, painted black on the exterior with a decorative design painted in golden brown and a matching border. The interior is painted red. The hat is in the "Nirayama" style, with interior loops to affix a tie cord. A photograph is posted with this listing which shows a samurai wearing this same style style of braided straw Jingasa hat in the Edo period. The hat shows the expected signs of wear and use, but remains in very good condition.