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Gunbai Uchiwa
Gunbai UchiwaWar fanEdo period, 19th century Wood with maki-e lacquer decorationsLength: 53,5 cmThe various implements used by samurai commanders to signal orders on the battered field or to direct troop movements were referred to as jineigu. Among them, the gunbai uchiwa, a fixed fan, was the equipment that was used by generals and daimyō and hence became a symbol of power.This gunbai is rather unusual among the common shapes. The straight lines and the absence of wide maki-e areas give in fact a sort of severe aspect, while the grain wood and the finely lacquered borders indicate the...

Early to mid Edo period (1615 - 1867)17th-18th century  A good samurai armor of tachi-dō style, made in gold hon-kozane (individual scales) and kirituske-kozane. The odoshi (lacing) in white silk. HelmetThe kabuto is a lacquered eboshi-nari kabuto, from the shape of a Chinese court cap. The neck protection (shikoro) is lacquered in black and gold and is fitted with unusual shaped fukigaeshi bearing a family crest (kamon) with two hawk feathers. The same design is depicted on the inome-shaped fontal decoration (maedate). MaskThe ressei-men is red lacquered and fitted with...

Ressei menpōSamurai maskMid Edo period (1615-1867)Signed under the cin : Myochin Munehisa  A russet embossed iron mask of me no shita men (half face) type.The expression is fierce (ressei) and the dark patina emphasizes this feature.  Sku: men-1228

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