Kabuto

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A kabuto is a helmet used with traditional Japanese armor as worn by samurai. Upon the return of general peace in the Edo Period, armor became more elaborate and ceremonial. A typical kabuto features a strong bowl, the hachi, which protects the crown of the head, a suspended series of articulated plates shikoro to protect the neck, and a crest or maedate.

The kabuto, along with the German Stahlhelm, was the inspiration for the helmet of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films.

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