10008[SCA-JML] Re: Kasa
- Jul 19, 2003Dear Donald,
Further to Steve Gill's reply regarding Kasa (hats) from shop-japan at:
http://www.shop-japan.co.jp/english-boku/warring5.htm - not cheap
When we got our first order from them last month we found that some of
the cheaper hats have a plastic frame as part of their construction,
which gives them a flat apex, and can be seen at the centre on the
inside only. Steve's "Takuhatsu gasa" was the only one without this
feature. I have the Sando-gasa which has a flattish top to it, and so it
doesn't look too bad, and once I have covered the plastic with Washi
(Japanese paper), installed the Atamadai (a ring with loops for wearing
the Kasa), and finally putting in the cloth pad normally worn, you'll
never know its there.
As we try to avoid modern materials in kit construction, I wrote to
shop-japan and asked which other models don't have plastic frames. I
have just received their reply and I thought you might find it useful.
Apart from the Takuhatsu gasa the only one devoid of plastic is the
Ronin gasa, so that's what we're getting next, along with some more
Waraji (straw sandals).
If you manage to find anyone out there doing them cheaper let us know.
Head Of The Fight School
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