Sunday, September 20, 2009


   This is helmet "Hikiyama of Kenshin Uesugi"
of the tenth Karatsu Kunchi.

   Uesugi Kenshin (上杉 謙信,1530-1578) was a daimyo


  1. How was this kind of helmets used? I can´t see it used wearing on the head, more like hanging on the wall. Sorry for my cluelessness.

  2. Very nice,and fancy. Is this in a museum?

  3. Hello, chrome3d. Thank you for always commenting. I thank you. , Dignity is important for a daimyo among samurais. It was important that they was showy, and an appearance was outstanding. Perhaps it seems that they attach the helmet only at the time of real battle, and most of others decorated it. ruma

  4. Hello, James. Thank you for always commenting. I thank you. This helmet is time just before the eve of "Karatsu OKUNCHI Festival". It is time when it moves it in the town owning this festival car from an exhibition meeting place, and it waits. When a townsman is excited and waits for the festival to begin.ruma


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