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A Saiga-bachi [Saiga school helmet] | Momoyama - Edo period, late 16th - early 17th century

The Charlier and Cortina Collection of Exotic Samurai Helmets and Armour

A Saiga-bachi [Saiga school helmet] | Momoyama - Edo period, late 16th - early 17th century

A Saiga-bachi [Saiga school helmet] | Momoyama - Edo period, late 16th - early 17th century

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The Charlier and Cortina Collection of Exotic Samurai Helmets and Armour

A Saiga-bachi [Saiga school helmet]

Momoyama - Edo period, late 16th - early 17th century


the Haruta school red lacquered iron bowl in head-shaped form (zunari) with eight plates and seated rivets (zaboshi), the apex comprising of plates to form a stylised chrysanthemum, red lacquered peak and small turnbacks, four-tiered red lacquered neck guard of solid plates (itamono-jikoro) with spaced lacing (sugake odoshi) in pale orange braid, gilt wood forecrest (maedate) in the form of stylised horns (kuwagata), later, accompanied with a fitted wood stand as illustrated


The helmet when mounted on a stand: 84.5 cm., 33¼ in high (including fittings)

Overall the red lacquer is worn and with some areas of re-lacquering, as can be seen in the illustration, there is cracking, some losses in places and some lacquer is slightly lifting, the tiers of the neck guard with some cracking, the maedate is worn with slight cracks as can be seen in the illustration, the silk cord is worn.


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For further discussion on the Saiga school armourers, see Ian Bottomley and A. P. Hopson, Arms and Armour of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan, (New Jersey, 1996), pg. 86.