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Antique Mid Edo Period Samurai Armor Tetsu Tetsu Sabiiro Urushi Yoroi with Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo Certificate (A-02)
Period: middle of the Edo Period
appraised by The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor
■Helmet bowl: Tetsusabiji Kabuto (helmet)
The surface is coated with lacquer whose color resembles the iron rust (Tetsusabi)
■Shikoro (side neck guard):
Iron plates laced with navy blue
■Menpo (face guard): Iron mask with mustache made of horse tail hair.
This type of Menpo(Faceguard) is called Retsusei Menpo (烈勢面頬) It represents the angry face to intimidate enemies.
■Do (cuirass): Tetsusabiiro Urushinuri Renzangashira Okegawa Munatori Nimai Do (鉄錆色漆塗連山頭桶川胸取二枚胴)
Nimai Do is a kind of cuirass for Tousei Gusoku(Modern armor). Nimai Do 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.
■Sode (shoulder guards): Tetsusabiji 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
■Haidate (thigh protection): Haidate is a shin guard
■Suneate (shin guard): lacquered iron Suneate
Certification: Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo Certificate
The certificate issued by The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor, which is the most trusted Japanese armor appraiser in Japan. Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo means an especially precious cultural article. It is ranked as a second highest of five rankings. This armor was authenticated on Nov 1st as Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo and the paper mentions the armor was made in the mid Edo period.
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【Antique Japanese Armor and Export process】
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【How To Preserve Antique Samurai Armor】
Dryness, humidity, and bad ventilation might deteriorate the condition of antique Samurai armor. The best temperature to preserve Samurai armor is around 20℃ in Celsius, and humidity should be about 60%. Direct sunlight should be avoided. We recommend storing armors in a room with good ventilation. If you like to display them outside the boxes for a prolonged time, we suggest using a glass case in order for dust not to be accumulated easily. In case you don’t use a glass case, please make sure to regularly dust off from the armor by using a soft brush made of delicate cloth or brush for painting.
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