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Azuchi-Momoyama period (1575 - 1615)16th century, refurbished in 1796 Provenance:Takekoshi Dochin (died 1556)Matsuoka OshikasukeInscribed under one sode: 寛政癸戌春被属修理 / 竹腰道鎮公古甲 松岡牡鹿輔 + kaoAccording to a label stitched inside one of the sode, the armor was repaired in 1796. The inscription is signed by Matsuoka Oshikasuke, a scholar of the Tokugawa clan, retainer in Nagoya, student of Motoori Norinaga.Takekoshi Dochin, whose name is written by Oshikasuke in his inscription, was a general commander of the Sengoku period, lord of the Ogaki castle in Mino. He died in 1556 during the battle of...

Gunbai Uchiwa  Ventaglio da battaglia
Muromachi to Momoyama period, 16th centuryLacquered wood and bamboo, 46 x 21 cmLenght: 50 cm The various implements used by samurai commanders to signal orders on the batter field or to direct troop movements were referred to as jineigu. Among them, the gunbai uchiwa, a fixed fan, was the equipment that was used by generals and daimyō and hence became a symbol of power.Early gunbai were rather simple, with sober decoration. This one, as most of those from the Muromachi period, has a rather small flat area and a long bamboo handle in order to be easily used on the batter field. The flat...

Hineno zunari kabutoHead-shaped samurai helmet PERIODEarly Edo period (1615-1868), 17th centuryPRICE4,000 € This samurai helmet is built with five iron plates that form a flat surface which has been lacquered in black. The neck guard (shikoro) of Hineno type comprises five plates and small fukigaeshi (turned-back portions).Antique samurai helmets of this type were originally made during the late Muromachi period and became popular for their functionality. With such a plain construction they were, in fact, easy to produce but could be made with thick and resistant...

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