What is Hikimawashi of Samurai Armor?
The term "Hikimawashi" refers to a ring made from the hair of a yak from the Tibetan region or the tail hair of a horse, which is wrapped around the lower part of the bowl (Hachi) with a cloth or leather string. It is attached to cover the Shikoro (the part of the helmet that protects the back of the neck). In addition to decoration, it also served the purpose of protecting the helmet (Kabuto) from rain and dew.
See more terms related to samurai armor in this samurai armor glossary