kabuto helmet

Momoyama period, 16th-17th century This unique shape helmet is made of 32 plates joined with wide standing rivets placed near the suji of each plate. The back central plate runs inside the helmet to join each pair of plates at the ridge, fixed with an extra rivet for each joint. At the peak, a sort of beak-shaped element has beed inserted, to design the typical cabasset peak that originated the momonari design. As usual, the direction of the peak is toward the front and not toward the back as seen in the European helmets. Probably due to a combat damage, the kabuto had been restored...

Early Edo period, 17th century Interesting composite armor with haidate and shikoro made in gyorin-kozane rare stye, with individual plates simulating fish scales.The kabuto is an eboshi-nari type helmet, shaped like a headgear used at the Chinese court. The neck protection (shikoro) is made of black lacquered gyorin-kozane. The fontal decoration (maedate) in the shape of a cherry blossom depicts a kamon, heraldic emblem of the samurai, which is also lacquered in the upper part of the cuirass. The mask is a classic ressei menpō, with horsehair moustache and golden teeth.The cuirass is of...

Red and gold lacquer Japanese samurai armor, 17th Century
Dangae-dō tosei gusokuAssembled red and gold lacquer Japanese samurai armor PERIODEarly Edo period (1615-1868),  17th CenturyPROVENANCE Ii Naomasa This suit of armor seems to belong to the "Red Devils" samurai of Ii Naomasa, who used to wear red lacquered (shu-urushi) armor with large golden stylized horns on the kabuto. The armors of the Ii retainers were also red, together with banners and accessories, hence taking the name of “Ii no akazonae” (“the red equipment of Ii”).This interesting samurai armor shows two different styles...

Copyright © 2016 - giuseppe piva - VAT:  05104180962