Samurai Helmet of Awesomeness!

Samurai Helmet of Awesomeness!

Photo credit: Nadine Korte

Samurai’s often wore very scary helmets in order to intimidate enemies. Each helmet was personally made for each samurai, making them almost like little works of arts themselves.

This one from the Edo Period in Japan, from about the mid-19th century, was labelled in the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto) as ‘Oni kawari kabuto’ or ‘ogre-faced grotesque helmet’.

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