A Komuso (literally, nothingness monk) of the Fuke Zen sect, wearing a "tengai": a woven straw hat which covers the head completely. The tengai indicates the denial of self, taught by the practice. Komusa also carry and play the "shakuhachi" bamboo flute.
Wasteland Champion Tire Armor by swanboy. I imagine a tire would actually absorb a lot of force from blunt instruments. (It also blocks a lot of cutting weapons, it just needs a bit of padding underneath it)