What is Hoshi kabuto of Samurai Armor?
The term "Hoshikabuto" refers to a kind of kabuto where the rivets (Byou: metal fittings) that hold the long, narrow plates (Hagiita) made of iron or leather protrude from the bowl (Hachi) that covers the head. The name "Hoshikabuto" comes from the term "Hoshi" which refers to the head of the rivets. The size and number of "Hoshi" vary depending on the era.
See more terms related to samurai armor in this samurai armor glossary