Title: Antique Hatsu-Muri for Samurai
What is Hatsu-Muri / Happuri ?
Hatsu-Muri/ Happuri (半首) is a mask that guards, especially the forehead and cheek. According to a theory, warriors started using it in the Heian period (794-1185). It is said even lower Samurai, who did not wear armor, wore Hatsu-Muri. However, it has gradually declined since the Kamakura period (1185-1333). It is considered Hatsu-Muri, which was made in the Heian period is almost non-exist today. Many existing Hatsu-Muri were made in the Edo period.
The principal material is leather, and the backside is painted with lacquer. The Cherry blossom pattern decorates this mask. This flower symbolizes spring, and it has been loved for a long time. People appreciate this motif for sword mountings and for Kimono (traditional Japanese costume) or furnishings. It is one of the most popular flower designs in Japan.
*As this product is an antique, there are damages such as scratches; please check each photo.
Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the place for those who are interested in Japanese culture and craftsmanship. We deal with antique Samurai swords/armor, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on.
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