Antique Japanese Leather Kendo Mask c.1920
An antique Japanese Kendo leather mask with steel face guard and thick padding.
- CREATOR Unknown.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1920.
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Leather, Steel, Fabric.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Some missing leather.
- DIMENSIONS H 10.5 in. W 15 in. D 9 in.
Kendo originated from the experiences of the samurai who trained to use “nihonto” (Japanese swords) in combat. The samurai thereby acquired a distinctive appreciation of the “principles of the sword”. It is believed that through learning Kendo one is able to gain an understanding of the “principles of the sword”.