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  samurai headdress

 

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A samurai headdress (fig.), which is part of this Japanese warrior's battle dress. It typically have two antler-like projections at the front, often in the form of two birds' heads facing each other (fig.). In Japanese, Rhinoceros Beetles (fig.) are referred to as kabutomushi, literally ‘helmet insects’, as their armour-plated bodies are reminiscent of these helmets.