Antique Samurai Lacquered Iron Helmet Jyurokken Suji Kabuto
Period; Middle of the EDO period
Prime Material: Iron
Suji Kabuto consists of many small riveted iron plates to form its shape. This helmet has Jyuroku (sixteen in Japanese) iron plates.
Suji means a stripe in Japanese, and you can see 16 stripes in this helmet. The more plates it uses, the heavier and more expensive it would be. A high-class Samurai might have owned this helmet.
You can see half-moon decoration on the helmet. There are many types to describe the moon: full-moon, half-moon, a hazy moon, and so on. Moon is one of the classic popular motifs for us. As it changes its figure with time, it attracts the spirit of Kachofugetsu (the beauty of nature) for Japanese. The crescent moon shines brightly on this Tsuba makes a mysterious and elegant look.
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.
We accept payment through Stripe(Credit card) or Paypal. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us. After confirming the payment from you, we will apply for an export permit. You can either pay in Japanese Yen or US Dollars. The price is decided in Japanese Yen. The price in US dollar is calculated automatically based on an exchange rate.
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.