samurai tsuba

Koboshi kabutoSamurai helmet with standing rivetsEarly Edo Period, 17th Century A 62-plate koboshi-bachi [helmet bowl with small standing rivets] with 30 pointed rivets on each plate decreasing in size towards the top, with the exception of the larger front plate, with two lines of rivets and the small one on the back which is left blank, for a total of 1,860 rivets.The helmet is fitted with a five-plates neck protection (shikoro) of hineno style, typical of the period.The double tsunomoto riveted on the visor holds a wooden front decoration (maedate) with the classical...

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. 

Byotoji-do tosei gusoku
Samurai armor with riveted cuirassJuyo katchū PERIODMid Edo period (1615-1868), 18th centurCERTIFICATE Juyo katchū  dated 1989. NKBRK This authentic samurai 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...

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