replica samurai armor

A party under the cherry blossomA four-panel folding screen  DATEEdo Period (1615-1867), 18th centuryMEDIUMInk, pigments and gofun on gold-leaf groundDIMENSIONS138.5 by 245 cm Hanami is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, in this case almost always meaning cherry blossoms (sakura). The subject of this byobu is in fact a small party with a dancer and people enjoying tea  with the traditional dango which are sold nearby by a young woman.Hanami was used as a term that meant "cherry blossom viewing"...

Early Edo period (1615-1867)Haruta School, 17th centuryA 58-plate koboshi-bachi [helmet bowl with small standing rivets] of typical tenkokuzan form, with 30 pointed rivets on each plate decreasing in size towards the top, with the exception of the larger front plate, with three lines of rivets, for a total of 1,440 rivets.The tenkokuzan shape of this bachi, lower in the center and slightly higher on the back, is somehow more round than usual, referring the the akoda nari line from the medieval helmets.Although the helmet is unsigned, the...

Shinto Kunitsugu KatanaSigned Heianjō Fujiwara Kunitsugu平安城藤原国継Edo Period, Circa 1720NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tōken Nagasa [lenght]: 70 cmMotohaba: 2,9 cm, sakihaba: 1,8 cmSugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune, small chu-kissakiKitae [forging pattern]: itame mixed with mokume hada, clear jinieHamon [tempering pattern]: gunome-choji in tight nioi-deki; ashi, yō and sunagashiBōshi [point]: komaruNakago [tang]: ubu, Sujikai yasurime; one mekugi-anaOrigami: the blade comes with a Tokubetsu Hozon Tōken (SwordParticularly Worth of Preserving) certificate issued by the...

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