sengoku period armor

Late Edo period (1615-1867)Hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and gold kirikane.92 x 76 x 31 cmProvenance:Kyoto, Arashiyama MuseumLiterature:Tetsu to urushi no geijutsu - Kyôto Arashiyama Bijutsukan zôhinshû, Kyôto, 1986, pag. 70The construction of this antique shodana is somehow different and richer than the traditional Japanese model: even if in fact there are the fundamental elements, which are a lower compartment closed by two sliding doors and three intermediate shelves, in this piece, there are many other closed parts, including two drawers. More, there are several...

Red lacquered Saika samurai helmetHaruta school, Momoyama period (1573-1615) The Haruta armourers who moved to Kii province in the early 17th century took the name from the village where they worked, Saika, near Wakayama, possibly on request of the local daimyo, Asano Yukinaga, a great armour amateur. Specialized in the construction of plate helmets, they produced few typologies of kabuto. Among them, the most “classical” is made of six large plates with another large one on top shaped as a chrysanthemum; all the plates are joint with rives decorated with washers (za-...

An Echizen shinto katana in koshirae Signed Echizen fukui ju Yoshimichi / Watabe Jiro Bei I Yoshimichi(越前福居住吉道 / 渡部治郎兵衛吉道)Early Edo period, circa 1624-1661Blade: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon TokenKoshirae: NBTHK Hozon KodoguNagasa [lenght]: 64.8 cmMotohaba: 3.2 cm, sakihaba: 2.1 cmMotokasane: 8 mm, sakikasane: 5 mmSugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, chu-kissaki.Kitae [forging pattern]: masame hada mixed with mokume hada.Hamon [tempering pattern]: hitatsura with gunome midare and o-choji. Long and clear sunagashi, ji-nie, chikei and kinsuji.Bōshi [point]: hakikake.Nakago [tang]: short...

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