traditional samurai costume

Red lacquered ressei menpo Samurai mask with fierce expressionMid Edo period (1615 - 1867)18th century A red lacquered samurai mask, with fierce (ressei) expression finely embossed with wrinkles all over the face. Menpo for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: men-1392  

Utagawa Yoshiiku (1833 –1904)Print with Mongaku under the waterfall Date: 1864Series: "Imayo Nazorae Genji" Modern comparison for the Tale of Genji; chapter 40Signature: Chokaro Yoshiiku gaPublisher: OmiyaFormat oban, 24.5 x 37 cmThe print depicts the monk Mongaku Shonin in repentance beneath a waterfall. The scene is based on the legend of Endo Morito, the secular name of Mongaku who was originally a samurai a samurai guard of the imperial family in Kyoto. In his late teenage years, he fell in love with Kesa, the beautiful wife of his samurai...

samurai iron mask for armor  Kaga Myochin school
Ryūbu menpōHalf mask for samurai armor with “noble” expressionKaga Myōchin school, early Edo Period (1615-1867)17th centuryRemovable nose and horsehair application; the surface finished with a file-marks pattern (yasurime).This large menpo shows all the main features of the masks produced in the Kaga area by the various schools of armorers that were active there. The triangular jaw delimited by prominent semicircular embossed parts, the wide oval mouth without teeth and the surface with parallel lines engraved one by one (yasurime) are in fact all recurring elements of...

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