yoroi armor

Okina SōmenA full face russet iron samurai amour’s mask formed and decorated to resemble the face of an old manEdo period, 18th centuryArmor for the face - mengu - developed towards the end of the Muromachi Period (1336- 1573) with the double role of protection and a fastening point for the kabuto ropes through hooks or rings. However, masks that completely cover the face were never common, as not very practical, and their spread was restricted to high-ranking samurai who could wear them for official occasions as an indication of their social status. For this reason original sōmen are...

Okegawa-dō tosei gusoku
Samurai armor with riveted cuirassKabuto signed Joshu no ju Saotome IesadaMid Edo Period (1615-1867), 18th Century Exhibited:Kimono e Samurai. Il gesto. L'eleganza. Lo spirito, Fondazione Herman Geiger (Cecina)Literature:A. Schiavetti (a cura di),  Kimono e Samurai. Il gesto. L'eleganza. Lo spirito, Cecina, 2013, p. 16   This important japanese armor bears the kamon of suisha shape (water wheel) from the Doi samurai clan in the version used during the Edo Period by the branch which ruled as ...

Tatakinuri Nimai-dō Tosei GusokuSamurai Armor in the style of Kuroda clanMid Edo period, 18th centuryKabuto signed: “Haruta Tokimune”  This magnificent suit of amor bears a kamon (family crest) representing a Chinese character. Even if it has not been possible to find the exact clan where the armor came from, a stylistic analysis  suggests a strong connection with the Kuroda family, whose suits of armor have many features in common with the present one.The taste for large wakidate (side ornaments of the helmet) is the most evident feature. Even if the most famous...

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