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Gunbai UchiwaA rare long war fan DATELate Edo period, 18th - 19th century MEDIUMLacquered wood and metal fittingsLENGTH74.5 cmCERTIFICATENKBKHK Tokubetsu Kichou Shiryo The various implements used by samurai commanders to signal orders on the battered field or to direct troop movements were referred to as jineigu. Among them, the gunbai uchiwa, a fixed fan, was the equipment that was used by generals and daimyō and hence became a symbol of power.The flat part of this gunbai is decorated with a circle of thirty-four stars on a ōhirame ground (flat-hammered gold balls) with the...

Saihai
SaihaiSamurai comman der batonMid Edo Period, 18º centuryWood with silvered-copper mounts; paper finalLenght: 37 cm A rare saihai in red lacquer with golden foliage decoration and kamon (family crest) of the Tokugawa clan.Born as a tool to control the troops, the saihai changed his function during the Edo period and became an accessory to wear with the armor as a symbol of power.The saihai's final can be in different materials; sometimes is applied directly to the stick, some others hung with a small rope. In this case, it is decorated with hair, attached directly to the stick....

Koboshi kabuto Black lacquered samurai helmet with standing rivets
Koboshi kabutoBlack lacquered samurai helmet with standing rivetsHaruta SchoolMomoyama to early Edo Period, 16th-17th Century A 62-plate koboshi-bachi [helmet bowl with small standing rivets] of typical tenkokuzan form, with 30 pointed rivets on each plate decreasing in size towards the top, with the exception of the larger front plate, with three lines of rivets and the small one on the back which is left blank, for a total of 1,890 rivets.The visor (mabizashi) is of high quality, embossed with simulated eyebrows, stylised as bamboo leaves, and brow wrinkles; a tsunomoto...

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