ashigaru helmet

Samurai armor in Sendai styleKabuto signed: Myochin Ujiie saku and dated August 1527 PERIODMid Edo period (1615-1868), 18th centurySIGNATUREMyochin Ujiie saku EXHIBITIONS"Samurai - Passato e Presente", Novara 2012LITERATUREG.Piva - S. Verrina, Samurai - Passato e Presente, cat. A3, Novara 2012 The helmet (kabuto) of this excellent samurai armor incorporates on an older bowl (bachi) signed by Myochin Ujiie, an armorer documented in the official Myochin genealogies as second son and pupil of the famous Smith Nobuie. Among the typical...

Akoda-nari sujibachi kabuto
Akoda-nari sujibachi kabutoEarly Edo Period (1615-1867)Haruta School, 17th Century. The tenkokuzan shape of this helmet, lower in the center and slightly higher on the back, is somehow more round than usual, resembling the akodanari profile from the medieval helmets of Haruta school. Although the kabuto is unsigned, the shape and some other features, such as plates’ embossing, suggest an attribution to this school, one of the oldest in Japan. The black lacquer finish was in fact already used on older kabuto, while the gold and silver decoration is an...

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Hineno type comprises five plates and small fukigaeshi (turned-back portions).Antique samurai helmets of this type were originally made during the late Muromachi period and became popular for their functionality.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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