The details of Karamon gate in Encho-ji, Kamakura, Japan. The karamon or karakado (唐門 lit. Chinese gate?) is a type of gate seen in Japanese architecture. It is characterized by the usage of karahafu, an undulating bargeboard peculiar to Japan. Karamon are often used at the entrances of Japanese castles, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, and have historically been a symbol of authority.
Tetsu Sabiji 62 Ken Hoshi Kabuto. Early Edo period. Signed by Neo Masanobu. Bear fur trims the bottom of the shikoro. The family crest on the fukegaeshi is a “kikyo" or chinese bellflower made famous by Akechi Mitsuhide. This variation belonged to a Daimyo named Kakegawa in Suruga. Neo Masanobu is considered the founder of the famous Neo school of armor. He revolutionized the construction of Kabuto by creating the famous 120 plate Suji Kabuto.