shogun 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,...

SaihaiCommander baton Mid Edo Period (1615-1867)Wood with golden-copper mounts and horsehairLenght: 56 cmBorn 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. The ends of the stick are decorated with golden fittings carrying two kamon (family crests)...

Akoda-nari suji-bachi Unkai Mitsutane
16 plates akoda-nari suji-bachiSigned: Unkai Mitsusada deishi Mitsutane Edo period (1615-1867), circa 1780 Literature:- Sasama Y., Shin Kacchushi Meikan, 2000, pag. 212- Sasama Y., Katchu kantei hikkei, 1992, cat. 421- Sasama Y., Kacchushi Meikan, 1975, pag. 206- Sasama Y., Nihon no mei kabuto (Famous Japanese Helmets), vol. 3, 1972, pp. 158-159 Native to Kaga (Kanazawa), Fukuda Mitsutane in an armorer from the Unkai school, smiths in service of the Maeda clan, the richest Japanese family second only to the Shogun's. As in this...

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