Friday, November 13, 2009

That's it! I need a samurai hat.

Black-lacquered kabuto (helmet) with the arm of a guardian deity wielding a Vajra
Edo period, 17th century
Iron, lacquer, wood, and papier-mâché
H. of outer bowl, 43.5 cm (17⅛ in.)
Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Tokyo

{via The Awl}

You know if I were an onna bugeisha, I would wear a half-meter tall arm grasping a thunderbolt of firmness of spirit and spiritual power on top of my head. My headgear would be so fearsome, there would be no need to fight.

On an unrelated note, I wonder why what appeared to be a WWII-era bomber just flew by my window?

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