Kyo-Kachuu Kabuto Issui "Red blaid lacing" 京甲冑兜 一水 黒小札赤絲

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【What is the Kyo-Kachuu Kabuto?】
The special feature of Kyo-Kachuu Kabuto(Traditional Samurai helmet of Kyoto style) is the "Elegance".
The culture of Kyo-Kachuu has Kabuto has been developed among the aristocracies as the artistic ornament.
So, the way of crafting Kyo-Kachuu Kabuto contains the important technics of traditional metal arts and Nishijin silk fabrics.

In Kyoto, we celebrate traditionally "Tango no sekku" on the May 5th (Children's day) by displaying this kind of helmet which symbolizes a boy's birth and wish for the boy to grow strong.

【Kyo-Kachuu by "Heian Isuui"】
This Kyo-Kachuu is created by "4th Heian Issui" who is a Master of Traditional Craft certified by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Heian Isuui is the special family name succeeded from generation by generation.
"Heian Issui " has his factory at Yamashina area at the foot of the Mausoleum of Emperor Tenchi, in Kyoto.
His name "Heian Issui" contains the meaning of "Calm and generous craftsman who lives in Kyoto".
"Heian" means the ancient name of Kyoto and "Issui" means the water flow from Higashiyama(East mountain of Kyoto).

The motto of his creation is "smooth and beautiful ". "Issui" and his colleagues start from the creation of iron plate (the base of armor and helmet) to final decoration
without any stagnation like clear water flow.

【Build up the Odoshi】
Building up the Odoshi(braid of armor) is one of the most important techniques to created the helmet.
This is used at the back of the helmet.
Crafts person laces two different curved scales(Kozane) with special silk threads to build up the back of helmet.
If it is laced too tight, back side of helmet becomes too hard, On the other hand, if it laced too loosely, the form of the back side of helmet
collapses. It should be mecessary more than five years to master this technique.
As the silk threads are so strong and flexible, if this braid works are perfect, the touch of the Odoshi is soft and supple but strong.

【"Inden"leather】
Parts of the helmet, the "Inden" leather (deerskin) is used.
Inden is the leather which has been dyed with lacquer with decoration. Inden technique has been produced in the middle of Edo period (1662-1779).

【Helmet and the Box】
Gold foil is used on the helmet and the box. Each piece has been decorated in details. The detail of the box represents the quality of the helmet.
The box is finished with lacquer.

【Notice】
Pure silk clothe is placed Please avoid water, it will shrink into almost to half with water.

【About this product】
Odoshi was woven black scales with red braids. Red braids is the symbol of the first battle in life.
In Samrai era , the "first battle" of young boy is so sacred and important for Samurai family, so
the boy of high classed Samurai wore beautiful helmet with red braid.

【Specification】
Material: iron for scales and top of the helmet, silk for the braids, brass for the metal decoration, "Inden" leather for the base of "Fukikaeshi" (blow back).
      Box is made from lacquered wood, and gold foil decoration.
Size: W19.5cm × L25cm × H36cm (inclusive of the lacquered box)
weight:7,000g

Origin of country: Japan

【京甲冑兜とは】
京甲冑兜の特筆すべき点はその優美さにあります。江戸甲冑兜が実用性を重視した仕様であるのに対し、京甲冑兜は美術装飾品としての側面が強調された仕様であることが
大きな特徴です。平安時代後期より貴族の間で、その芸術的な美しさを競いあったところから京甲冑兜は大きく発展しました。
京甲冑兜兜は、彫金、印伝、組みひも、西陣織など異なる素材の技術を調和させて作られており、細部にわたるまで繊細な技術を駆使して作られています。

【平安一水とは】
こちらの京甲冑兜は、経済産業省認定伝統工芸士、四代目平安一水による作品です。平安一水の工房は京都山科、天智天皇陵のたもとの一角にあります。
甲冑兜に流麗さ、しなやかな美しさを表現するのが一水のモットーです。鉢やしころなどの鉄板生地から仕上げまで一貫した手作りでの製作も大きな特徴です。
見えない部分も含め細部に至るまで魂を込めて丁寧に仕上げます。平安一水の名前には「平安(京の都)に居を構え、東山山麓より一筋に流れる水のごとく、
自然に逆らわず、大らかな人生であるように」という大願が込められています。

【威し加工について】
兜の小札部分(兜の後方部分)の威し穴を絹の威し糸で綴じていきますが、大変難しい作業です。きつすぎず、緩めすぎずちょうどよいあんばいでの加工が
兜の美しさの決め手となります。

【印伝について】
兜の吹き返し部分にに印伝を用いております。この印伝の技術は江戸時代中期に編み出されたとされています。

【御櫃について】
御櫃には兜を収納することができます。金箔で装飾し、漆で仕上げた御櫃です。

【商品について】
赤い威し糸と黒い小札のコントラストが印象的な一品です。赤の威し糸は初陣を表しています。

【仕様について】
素材:小札、鉢・・・鉄、威し糸・・・正絹、金属装飾・・・印伝、真鍮、金箔、御櫃・・・黒の漆仕上げ
サイズ:奥行き19.5㎝×横25㎝ × 高さ36㎝
重さ:7,000g

原産国:日本

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