edo period samurai armor

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Folding screen with carps and seaweedKano Eigaku (1790-1867)Late Edo periodo (1615-1867), 19th centurySix-panel folding screen (byobu)Ink on silver ground, 134 x 360 cmThe screen is decorated with an extremely dynamic composition representing some carps while wriggling between the waves of the sea surrounded by thick bushes of seaweeds. Born in Kyoto, Kano Eigaku (1790 -1867) studied under his father-in-low Kano Eishun, by whom he had been adopted. As a member of the Kyo-Kao school, he became a leading Kano painter in the late Edo Period and worked in the Kyoto imperial palace. His...

Shokumō menpō Furred samurai armor mask  DATEMid to late Edo Period (1615 - 1867)19th centuryMEDIUMIron and fur The mask is built in two parts and the nose can be detached. The entire surface of the menpō and the last plate on the yodarekake is covered with a soft fur, probably hare.Originally, hair-covered menpō and kabuto were made to protect against the rain, usually using bear-fur, but in this case, the surface is intended to be decorative. The most famous armor completely furred is probably the one owned by Katagiri Matsumoto (1556-1615) now at Osaka Castle...

Hares and fool moonA two-panel folding screen DATEEdo Period (1615-1867), 17th centuryMEDIUMInk and color on paperDIMENSIONS170.5 by 180 cmNOTESFormer fusuma The scene is set during the night under a soft moonlight, with two hares hidden in the pampas grass.The hare, considered to be a nocturne animal, is traditionally linked with the moon where it is believed it lives. INVENTORY NR: byo-1265Japanese screen for sale. Price on application. 

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