25 June 2020
  The Japanese armor has undergone numerous transformations over the centuries. Despite this, there are constant distinctive characteristics, despite...
29 May 2020
  The term horimono (literally "carved things") is used to indicate any work carved on the blade of a Japanese sword, regardless of whether it is a...
04 May 2020
  In our website, you might find some terms left in Japanese. Find here their meaning.   Abumi: Stirrups. Abumi zuri no kawa: Leather patch on the...
A samurai suji bachi kabuto
10 April 2020
The helmets of a Japanese suit of armor were made in many styles, shapes, and with different features. However, there are five elements that we can...
30 March 2020
Various types of ornaments could be mounted on the kabuto, called tatemono (literally "things that stand out"): among these, the maedate ("frontal...
09 January 2020
  When we say “menpō” we generally refer to the mask of the samurai armor that covers half face. The technical name would be me-no-shita-men, meaning...

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