kabuto helmet

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...

Kaga schoolMid Edo period, 18th century The helmet (kabuto) is of suji-bachi construction, of tall shape (koseizan), made with 62 plates. The helmet’s shape suggests an attribution to the armorers of the Haruta Kaga school. The maedate (front ornament) is a classical inome (boar’s eye), a typical feature of suits of samurai armor from the region of Kaga, as is the flat round tehen-ho-kanamono on the top of the kabuto. The inome design is found also on the shoulders’ guards (both on sode and ko-hire), confirming the provenance of this samurai armor. Other...

Byotoji-do tosei gusoku
Samurai armor with riveted cuirassJuyo katchū PERIODMid Edo period (1615-1868), 18th centurCERTIFICATE Juyo katchū  dated 1989. NKBRK This Japanese armor is rated juyo katchū (important armor) by the Nihon Katchū Bugu Rekishi Kenkyukai of Dr. Sasama Yoshiko, author of many books on Japanese armor. The origami is dated 1989.The helmet is a very heavy and high-quality kabuto of suji-bachi type with 62 plates, decorated with gilt-metal borders and fitted with a neck protection (shikoro) with large fukigaeshi. The...

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