Antique Edo Period Samurai Armor with Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo Certificate
This armor was made in the early Edo Period according to the certificate.
■Helmet bowl: Tetsusabiji Hoshi Kabuto(Helmet)
The surface is Tetsusabiji style, which only applied lacquer for paint base for the iron not to get rusty. It looks less shiny than normal lacquered surface.
■Shikoro(side neck guard):
gold leaf lacquered iron plates laced with navy blue
■Menpo(face guard):Iron mask with mustache and gold teeth.
This type of Menpo is called Retsusei Menpo(烈勢面頬) It represents the angry face to intimidate enemies.
■Do(Cuirass): Kittsuke Iyozane Nimai Do
Nimaido is a kind of cuirass for Tousei Gusoku(Modern armor). Nimaido was named after the fact that Nimai means two plates, and Do means torso in Japanese. This part can be separated into two pieces and connected with a hinge. Typically, the hinge is located on the left side, and you can tighten this cuirass on the right side. Nimai Do is one of the common styles in Tousei Gusoku armor, but there are other variations such as three, four and five separate plates
■Sode(Shoulder guards): Gold leaf lacquered iron Sode laced with navy blue thread
■Kusazuri:Gold leaf lacquered iron Kusazuri laced with navy blue thread
Kusazuri is a skirt of plates attached to the cuirass
■Kote(Armored sleeves): Intricate iron chain mail with silk and the hand guard is coated with gold leaf lacquer
■Haidate(thigh protection) : Haidate is a shin guard
■Suneate(Shin guard）: Gold leaf lacquered iron Suneate
Certification：Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo Certificate
The cerificate was issued by The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor, which is the most trusted Japanese armor appraiser in Japan. Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo means an especially precious cultural article. It is ranked as a third highest of five rankings.
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