Today’s かっこいい lesson is about kabuto, a traditional Japanese helmet used by ancient warriors. The kabuto is also an important part of samurai armor and equipment. ´･ᴗ･`✧
- Hachi: the dome-like top part covering the top of the head, usually made up of overlapping elongated metal plates. The inside of the hachi has a cloth lining called Ukebari.
- Tehen kanamono: an ornament fitted into a small opening on top of the hachi called tehen
- Mabizashi: the visor on the front of the hachi
- Kasa jirushi no kan: a ring at the back of the hachi for securing a kasa jirushi (helmet flag)
- Fukigaeshi: wing-like or ear-like projections to the sides of the hachi
- Shikoro: a suspended neck guard composed of multiple overlapping lames
- Shinobi-no-o: a cord tied under the chin to secure the kabuto to the head, or to a mengu (facial armor)
- Maedate: a crest used as a frontal decoration, or a tatemono.