Antique Samurai Helmet
Period; The middle of the Edo Period
Prime Material: Iron
This type of helmet is called Momo Gata Kabuto. Momo gata means peached Shaped, and Kabuto means helmet. Since the end of the Muromachi period, this type of helmet became popular. It was easier to produce and more practical. In the beginning, this style of helmet was inspired by western style helmets. Unlike traditional Samurai helmets like Suji Kabuto(multi-layered iron-plated helmet), Momo Gata Kabuto is categorized as Kawari Kabuto(extraordinary looking helmet). Especially in the Edo period, so many shapes of Samurai helmets were created as the metalwork technique became more refined.
We believe the front decoration of this helmet was based on Hachimaki Musubi Gashira（鉢巻結頭), which was a knot for Samurai to fix his hat called Eboshi(烏帽子). Samurai first wore Eboshi and tied it with this knot and put a helmet during the Kamakura-Muromachi period. It is made of wood coated with gold leaf.
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, original Japanese sword mounting, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on.
Antique Japanese helmet(Kabuto) and Export process
After receiving the full payment from you, we will apply for its export permit from the Board of Education to legally export the helmet to other countries. It normally takes around 1-1.5 months to receive this permit. And we would like you to expect at least 2-3 months for your order to arrive at your given address after you ordered.
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We ship via EMS (Japanese Postal Service). It normally takes at least 5-14 days to receive any packages after you place an order.
It might take longer depending on the season or custom clearance. We will inform your order’s tracking number via email.
*Please keep in mind there is a significant delay expected in delivery with EMS in some countries due to the pandemic in the world. We offer free shipping only when we can ship by EMS. Therefore, if you like us to ship with a different shipping carrier such as UPS, we will charge additional costs. If you want to know the detail of shipping, please feel free to contact us.