samurai suits of armor

Cartwheels and foxLate Muromachi Period (1336-1573)Exhibition:"Samurai - Passato e presente", Novara 2012 Literature:G.Piva - S. Verrina, Samurai - Passato e Presente, cat. A13, Novara, 2012Iron with brass hira-zoganDiameter: 82 mmThickness: 4 mmAn excellent ubu example of Kaga Yoshiro work from the Muromachi period.  Very dense iron with good tekkotsu, not factory plate.  All the inlay is intact.  At the time that this was made, brass was an extremely valuable commodity in Japan, rivaling gold, as it was imported from China. The shape is a ...

 Design by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)Lacquer by Kamisaka Yukichi (1886 – 1938)With a signed and sealed tomobako A black lacquer writing box with inserts in pewter and mother of pearl decorated with camellias. All the lacquers decorated by  Kamisaka Sekka were made by his brother, Kamisaka Yukichi.Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese artists who brought the traditional aesthetic in the western world. Sekka came from a samurai family - his father was in service at the imperial palace in Kyoto - and studied art during a...

Samurai helmet shaped as a crab’s clawEdo period, 18th Century In feudal Japan, the crab was regarded as a majestic creature and was a symbol of the authority of early samurai warriors. In a well-known fairy tale, it is also a symbol of revenge, and it is frequently depicted alongside a monkey who murdered its father.Even though this theme is represented on one of the most renowned tsuba (handguard) in the Tokyo National Museum, it is rather uncommon among samurai equipment. Only few kawari kabuto are in fact decorated with crab claws, and the shape of this helmet, which resembles...

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