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Traditional Japanese Kabuto

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Shungetsu Kato

Date: 1990 -

Description: This was presented to The Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Company Ltd by Shinwa Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. A plaque accompanying it reads: "This half size Kabuto, a Shogun's headgear was made by a noted craftsman, Shungetsu Kato, and comes with his signature. The origin of the Kabuto goes back to the 8th century and it had gradually evolved over the centuries. This particular 14th century Kabuto of Nan boko chu Period is beautiful in design and has meticulous colourful stitch work. Today Kabuto is used as decoration on Children's Day, celebrated each year on 5th May, with the wish for the child's strong and healthy growth. The Kabuto is presented on this 20th Anniversary of our partnership so that Mt Lyell may continue to grow strong and be ever more prosperous."

Format: Realia
Object: figurines

Traditional Japanese Kabuto

Subjects: presentsnational symbolsmining industryrailways

People/Orgs: Shinwa Kaiun Kaisha, LtdThe Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company Ltd

Institution: West Coast Heritage Authority

Object number: WCH_00010

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