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Japanese Army Sun Helmet -
This is a Japanese Imperial Army sun helmet. Hard shell constructed of cardboard and enclosed in a brown canvas cover. Displaying a yellow, 5 point star in the front.

This sample is very nicely marked with white paint. This was a common way in which to mark field equipment.

The suspension system consists of a string structure. A cloth chin strap wasprovided.

There are replicas of this helmet being made today for the movie industry.  These reproductions are quite good.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for Japanese WWII head gear. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out specific points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my Japanese headgear worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the WWII hats and helmets is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the items in the collector's market is illustrated.

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