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1618: Helmet

Nagasone Tojiro Mitsumasa: Helmet in the form of a sea conch shell (1618) (source)

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17th Century: Akitsu

17th century dragonfly-shaped samurai helmet (source) “In Japan, the dragonfly symbolizes focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down, and sideways while continuing to face forward. Ancient texts refer to Japan as Akitsushima (Island of the … Continue reading

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