custom mens suit of armor

Japanese armor with “Kyu” kamonMid Edo period, 18th century EXHIBITIONMei Tō - Katchu Ten (“Exhibition of famous swords and armor”), Izumi National History Museum, 2002 LITERATUREMei Tō - Katchu Ten, Izumi National History Museum, 2002, Cat. 56. Pag. 72 This Samurai armor features some typical characteristics of Kaga’s armor-smiths, famous for their fine and richly decorated suits of armor. Although the configuration of this samurai armor is mainly classic, there are various elements typical of this region, like the heart-shaped holes (inome,...

Ressei menpōHalf mask for samurai armor with a fierce expression DATEMid Edo period (1615 - 1867)  18th centuryARTISTMyōchin school A good russet embossed iron mask of me no shita men (half face) type.Even if the mask in unsigned, the type and the features suggest a smith from the Myochin school. INVENTORY NR: men-1191Item for sale. Price on application.    

Hotoke-do tosei gusoku
Samurai armor bearing the kamon of Inaba familyMid to late Edo period (1615 - 1867)Kabuto bachi signed “Masuda Myochin Minbu Ki no Munesada Saku” and dated February 1757Provenance:Iyo no kami Inaba clan This very important suit is complete and original. It is entirely made of hon-kozane plates (individual scales) and bears gilt metal engraved kanamono all over its parts; interiors are lacquered in gold, a sign of a very high level provenance.The armor comes with a wide series of accessories: it includes two pairs of suneate (one heavier and one very light), as well as a...

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