kabuto samurai

Shokumō menpō Furred samurai armor mask  DATEMid to late Edo Period (1615 - 1867)19th centuryMEDIUMIron and fur The mask is built in two parts and the nose can be detached. The entire surface of the menpō and the last plate on the yodarekake is covered with a soft fur, probably hare.Originally, hair-covered menpō and kabuto were made to protect against the rain, usually using bear-fur, but in this case, the surface is intended to be decorative. The most famous armor completely furred is probably the one owned by Katagiri Matsumoto (1556-1615) now at Osaka Castle...

Otagaki Rengestu (1791- 1875)
Otagaki Rengestu (1791- 1875)Shallow bowlCeramic; diameter:  cm 13.5Signed Rengetsu at the end of the poemTomobako signed by En’nousai (13th Urasenke master)The poem and the picture of this delicate bowl refer to an episode from the Genpei War:Samurai,at the shore of Yashimafloating in the evening tidewhat cannot be swept awaythe crescent moonもののふのやしまのうらの夕しほになかれもあへぬ弓はりの月As recorder in the Heike Monogatari, the army led by the general Minamoto Yoshitsune attacked in 1185 the Heike soldiers camped on the beach of Yashima forcing them to flee on their boats, as illustrated...

Otagaki Rengestu and Wada GozanWinter landscapePainting by Wada Gozan (1800-1870)Poem by Otagaki Rengestu (1791 - 1875)Ink on paper 99,5 x 30 cm The poem reads: But for the footprintsof a fox who howledthrough the nightthere are no shadowsa snowy mountain village. This artwork and words combine to transport us in this quiet winter scene of a mountain village.The painting style is delicate and refined. Of particular beauty are the firs, the only element that contrasts with the white snow, that dominate the scene from above; They are used with a technique that involves the...

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