Samurai War Helmet. 1825-1875, Japan. This helmet has an iron “hachi” of thirty-three riveted laminations, a “shikoro” of five plates laced in “kebiki” (spread hair) style with navy blue “ito doshi” laces, and axes as “yokodate” made from whale baleen. A Phoenix (“Ho o”) serves as a “maedate;” one tail feather is missing. It is lined with rawhide.
L’enfer Cabaret, Boulevard de Clichy, Montmartre, Paris
Built circa 1890; demolished circa 1952.
Entertainment inside the “inferno of hell” included musicians dressed as devils and interior volcanos that spewed scented lava of molten gold.
After the “cabaret artistique” was demolished, the site became a Monoprix retail store.