Japanese headdress of hikitate eboshi type, made of black lacquered gauze. The eboshi is a hat with a shape similar to a high cap, originally worn by samuraï underneath their helmet, and after became a headdress worn by shinto priests. Noblemen and high ranking men were intended to wear eboshi. Eboshi were first introduced in Japan from China in 685. Then samuraï decided to have eboshi- shaped helmets made by armor makers.
Meiji – taishô