"Suijin" custom kabuto
"Suijin" (swee-jin) is the Shinto god of water in Japan. The term Suijin (literally water people or water deity) refers to the heavenly and earthly manifestations of the benevolent Shinto divinity of water.
This art piece blends historical kabuto design with unique aesthetic accents based on a "water god" theme typical of the samurai warrior code.
A mixed media piece, the helmet is made of of heat formed high-density EVA foam that's been sealed, primed and painted in metallic blue.
The "meadate" or crest is hand shaped from foamcore pvc and hand painted in metallic gold and bronze in the silhouette of a hammerhead shark.
The helmet's many intricate details include selected findings of industrial fittings, brass and leather, Japanese fabric swatches, a sprinkler fitting and some of the many odds and ends used by Arthur Street Objects artist Peter Storey to create this very unique piece.
The kabuto sits atop a stand or "kake" handmade from dressed Australian pine with leather binding.
Truly one of a kind, this piece is as stunning as it is unique.
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