kozane armor

KatanakakeSword standWood and urushi lacquer Edo period (1615 - 1867)56 by 137 cm This wooden sword stand is decorated with a fine design representing plants, also shows mon on both sides.On this page is a comprehensive glossary of common terms related to samurai armor. Katanakake in for sale. Price on application: alt-1592 

Menpo okina Myochin
Okina menpoMid Edo Period (1615-1867Red lacquered samurai armor's mask A red lcquered high level mask, finely embossed with wrinkles all over the face. The mouth is wide open and the long beard resemble those of on aged man. 

HoateIron half mask for samurai armorEarly Edo Period (1615-1867)Saika or Haruta School, 17th century A samurai mask of hanbo shape, covering half face and excluding the nose.The surface is finished with parallel lines called yasurime ("file marks”) and all rivets are decorated with applied iron ornaments (kirigane) either in the shape of a chrysanthemum or of lozenges, as typical from the Saika school of armorers. The Saika school was founded in the early 17th century by a group of armor-makers of the Haruta group who moved to Kii province, in the village of Saika....

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