replica samurai armor

Tokuhiro TosaiNanga landscapeLate 19th centuryArtist’s signature and seals104 x 41 cmThis painting represents a steep slope of a mountain with some pine trees. The mountain is crossed by a waterfall that flows into the water below, where two men are on a small boat.The work is almost monochrome, except for a few details in green and yellow. The style is naturalistic and fine, as in nanga style, due to the chiaroscuro and to the fine details. On the top left corner there is the signature of the artist with his red seal. Tokuhiro Tosai, was a high ranking samurai, an expert swordsman and...

Daruma, Nakahara Nantembō (1839-1925)Painting: 203 x 44,4Mount: 32 x 127 cmSigned by the artist Nantembō was born in the city of Karatsu as the son of a samurai. He became a monk of the Rinsai Zen sect at an early age. His Buddhist name was Zenchū. Nantembō was the nickname he received in 1873 because of the nandina staff (Bō) he acquired to admonish his students. He became a controversial figure in Japanese Zen circles, devoting his energy to reforming Zen in Japan. The calligraphy says:There is nothing to seek and nothing to find. You are already enlightened, and all the...

Kabuto Za-boshi16 plates samurai helmet DATEMid Edo period (1615-1867), 18th centuryMEDIUMiron This heavy helmet is typical of the work of the armor makers in the province of Kaga. Each plate is fitted with a row of nine rivets of diminishing size toward the top, with the exception of the front and rear plates, the former with three rows of za-boshi and the latter left empty. The rivet heads bear a chrysantemoid shaped washer at the base (za-boshi).The mabizashi (visor) and the fukigaeshi are decorated with applied printed Dutch leather tooled...

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