Friday, December 4, 2015

Kabuto - The Ancient Samurai Helmet Paper Model - by Studio Span


 photo samurai.helmet.papercraft.via.papermau.001_zpsz4ju4ora.jpgKabuto is a type of helmet first used by ancient Japanese warriors, and in later periods, they became an important part of the traditional Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and their retainers in feudal Japan. Japanese helmets dating from the fifth century (long before the rise of the samurai class) have been found in excavated tombs. Called mabizashi-tsuke kabuto (visor-attached helmet), the style of these ancient helmets came from China and Korea and they had a pronounced central ridge. The kabuto was an important part of the equipment of the samurai, and played a symbolic role as well, which may explain the Japanese expressions, sayings and codes related to them. One example is Katte kabuto no o o shimeyo (lit. "Tighten the string of the kabuto after winning the war"). This means don't lower your efforts after succeeding (compare to "not to rest on one's laurels"). Also, kabuto o nugu (lit. "to take off the kabuto") means to surrender.


Kabuto é um tipo de capacete, ou elmo, usado pela primeira vez pelos antigos guerreiros japoneses, e em períodos posteriores, ele tornou-se uma parte importante da armadura japonesa tradicional usada pela classe samurai e seus partidários no Japão feudal. Elmos japoneses que datam do século V (muito antes da ascensão da classe samurai) foram encontrados em túmulos escavados. Chamados de Kabuto Mabizashi-Tsuke (capacete de viseira fixa), o estilo destes capacetes antigos veio da China e da Coréia. O Kabuto era uma parte importante do equipamento do samurai, e desempenhou também um papel simbólico, o que pode explicar as expressões japonesas, provérbios e códigos relacionados a eles. Um exemplo é a expressão Katte kabuto No Shimeyo (literalmente "Aperte a corda do kabuto depois de vencer a guerra"). Isto significa não baixar a guarda depois de ter sucesso.

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Link: Kabuto.The.Ancient.Samurai.Helmet.Paper.Model.by.Studio.Span


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