sengoku armor

Momonari kabuto
Helmet shaped as a momonari DATEMomoyama period (1575 - 1615), late 16th centuryMEDIUMGilded iron A gold lacquer helmet of momonari shape. The single-plate shikoro is black lacquered and the original maedate is gilt. The momonari shape (peach-shaped) is inspired by European helmets, specifically designed to deflect the firearms’ bullets.This kind of helmet is well known: they had been made for the campaign of Korea (1592-98) in Kyushu island. The peculiarities of these helmets were that they did not belong...

Japanese armor with “Kyu” kamonMid Edo period, 18th century EXHIBITIONMei Tō - Katchu Ten (“Exhibition of famous swords and armor”), Izumi National History Museum, 2002 LITERATUREMei Tō - Katchu Ten, Izumi National History Museum, 2002, Cat. 56. Pag. 72 This Samurai armor features some typical characteristics of Kaga’s armor-smiths, famous for their fine and richly decorated suits of armor. Although the configuration of this samurai armor is mainly classic, there are various elements typical of this region, like the heart-shaped holes (inome,...

Byotoji-do tosei gusoku
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...

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