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Kubi bukuro

A Japanese Edo period wood block print of a kubi bukuro

Kubi bukuro (首袋) is a type of woven bag used by the samurai class primarily during the Sengoku period of Japan. The Kubi bukuro literally means head bag. This type of bag was made out of net to carry a severed enemy head. When walking, it is hung it from the waist. When mounted, it is fastened to the saddle. Samurai commanders carried many of these Kubi bukuro.


  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Arms & Armour Press. ISBN 1-85409-371-1 [reprinted by Cassell & Co., London, 2000. ISBN 1-85409-523-4 ]

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