kabuto samurai

Tsutsumi-dō tosei gusokuSamurai Armor with leather-covered cuirassKaga schoolMid Edo period, 18th-19th century This suite of armor features two characteristics that can be often found on suits made in the region of Kaga: the leather surface and the different color of the last plates.  The whole surface, except for the kabuto bachi and the mask, is in fact covered with black leather. The use of leather instead of lacquer to protect the iron surface is something seen very often on Kaga armor, as well as the scattered gilt surface of the last plate of each element. The helmet (...

16 plates akoda-nari suji-bachiSigned: Unkai Mitsusada deishi Mitsutane Edo period (1615-1867), circa 1780 Literature:- Sasama Y., Shin Kacchushi Meikan, 2000, pag. 212- Sasama Y., Katchu kantei hikkei, 1992, cat. 421- Sasama Y., Kacchushi Meikan, 1975, pag. 206- Sasama Y., Nihon no mei kabuto (Famous Japanese Helmets), vol. 3, 1972, pp. 158-159 Native to Kaga (Kanazawa), Fukuda Mitsutane in an armorer from the Unkai school, smiths in service of the Maeda clan, the richest Japanese family second only to the Shogun's. As in this...

Tatakinuri Nimai-dō Tosei GusokuSamurai Armor in the style of Kuroda clanMid Edo period, 18th centuryKabuto signed: “Haruta Tokimune”  This magnificent suit of amor bears a kamon (family crest) representing a Chinese character. Even if it has not been possible to find the exact clan where the armor came from, a stylistic analysis  suggests a strong connection with the Kuroda family, whose suits of armor have many features in common with the present one.The taste for large wakidate (side ornaments of the helmet) is the most evident feature. Even if the most famous...

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