Antique Edo Period Samurai Armor Yoroi with Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo Certificate
This armor was made in the end of the Edo Period according to the certificate.
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■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.Hoshi means Stars in Japanese. The rivets would look like stars.
■Shikoro(side neck guard):
Black lacquered iron plates laced with navy blue
■Menpo(face guard):Iron mask
■Madate(Front decoration): Kuwagata& Weasel
The front decoration is called Kuwagata, whose design originates from the hoe, a farming tool. There are Inome patterns, which looks like a heart mark. Inome pattern has been used since ancient times in Japan, especially as a decoration for shrine or temple. As its name implies, the eyes of boar are the origin of this pattern. It’s believed that Inome pattern works as an amulet so that it protects us from evil spirits or fire.
■Do(Cuirass): O-Yoroi style
O-Yoroi style originally dates back to the Kamakura period and it was designed for mounted horse archers.
■Sode(Shoulder guards): lacquered iron Sode laced with navy blue thread
■Kusazuri: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 lacquer
■Haidate(thigh protection) : Haidate is a shin guard
■Suneate(Shin guard）: acquered 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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