samurai armor

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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...

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"...

Sword standWood and urushi lacquer Edo period (1615 - 1867)58 by 38 cm This wooden sword stand is decorated with a fine design representing Karakusa ('Chinese grasses') on a ro-iro (Black) ground. On this page is a comprehensive glossary of common terms related to samurai armor. Katanakake in for sale. Price on application: alt-1488 

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