|Object Name||Ornament, Hair|
|Collection||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Description||brass; dull point on one end; small hook on other end; rectangular depression in handle (this is the area where the decorative panel [Jitta] should be);|
|Dimensions||W-0.512 L-8.268 inches|
|Provenance||a Kogai is a skewer like metal implement carried in the scabbards of swords (Katana) opposite the Kozuka (small metal knife), a form of bodkin used for fdressing hair. This hair pin/skewer, which is stored in a pocket on scabbard 1879.6.3, is part of a collection given to (and later purchased by) President Hayes in 1879 by a distant cousin, R. T. Hayes, of Los Angeles. This cousin was seeking an appointment to serve in some capacity in Japan.|
Hayes, R. T.
R. T. Hayes