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Benefactor's Kanmuri is a promotional headwear item, wearable by all classes. It is a Shinto priest's hat with a team-colored band tied near the back.
As part of the Japan Charity Bundle update, a set of hats introduced in the March 23, 2011 Patch, this hat was purchasable in the Mann Co. Store for $19.99 until April 6 2011, alone or as a bundle, with all proceeds, excluding tax, going to funding the American Red Cross relief operations in Japan following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
March 23, 2011 Patch (Japan Charity Bundle)
- Benefactor's Kanmuri was added to the game.
April 7, 2011 Patch
- A Kanmuri is the formal head attire for Shinto priests, and is worn for important ritual occasions.
- This very formal hat dates back to the Heian period, from the late 8th century to the end of the 12th century. Originally worn by the nobility on formal occasions, the kanmuri is now part of traditional Shinto priests' clothing.