Breastplace, 1540-45, Italian

Breastplate Giovanni Paolo Negroli (Italian, Milan, ca. Culture: Italian, Milan Medium: Embossed and etched steel with faint traces of gilding. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Striking red-laquered armour bearing the mon (crest) of the Takeda family. (my note: this is the only one from the museum which I have worn, and it fits me perfectly :D)

Gold Lacquer Kabuto. 17th-18th century Sixty-two plate koboshi bachi kabuto lacquered red and surmounted with a three-stage gilt-copper chrysanthemum tehen kanamono, the bowl fitted with a five-lame Hineno-style shikoro ending in small fukigaeshi, lacquered black, black-lacquered iron hanbo fitted with a three-lame yodarekake; the cuirass a nimai yokohagi okegawa do lacquered gold and finished to a rough surface and applied with standing rivets patinated shakudo.

century Sixty-two plate koboshi bachi kabuto lacquered red and surmounted with a three-stage gilt-copper chrysanthemum tehen kanamono, the bowl fitted with a five-lame Hineno-style shikoro ending in small fukigaeshi,.

Iron Nanban Gusoku and Shachi-nari Kabuto. 18th Century. Of the four known examples of iron ‘shachi-nari’ helmets, two are held in the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, but are unmounted bowls, the other lacquered iron example in private hands is mounted with a neck guard but has no armour. And then there is this piece, the only known, complete nanban armour with shachi-nari helmet, published in NIHON NO MEI KABUTO, volume 2 and exhibited in 1968 in Osaka Castle Keep.

Iron Nanban Gusoku and Shachi-nari Kabuto. Century Of the four known examples of iron ‘shachi-nari’ helmets, two are held in the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, but are unmounted bowls, the other lacquered iron example in private hands is mounted with.

Saotome and Myochin Gusoku. Helmet by Saotome Iesada, 18th century, the cuirass by Myochin Soshu, dated 1852, sixty-two plate kabuto lacquered russet, bowl signed Joshu ju Saotome Iesada saku, russet-lacquer menpo applied with a boar-bristle mustache and chin tuft, mogami do signed Myochin ki Soshu saku kore and dated 1852, seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, gilt-copper hardware; gyoyo applied with gilt-copper Watanabe heraldic crests; osode; kawara haidate; hinged tsubo gote.

Saotome and Myochin Gusoku. Helmet by Saotome Iesada, century, the cuirass by Myochin Soshu, dated 1852 Laced in blue with orange and white trim, a sixty-two plate kabuto lacquered russet and.

Kawari kabuto with menpo and maedate, dating: early 19th Century. Leather hachi,\ worked with two big spiral grooves on the sides, sabinuri lacquering , iron mabizashi and fukigaeshi lacquered en suite with relived and gilded borders; wooden maedate lacquered in brown, gold and red in the shape of a deer's head with long horsehair; cloth-lined inside. Two-piece iron menpo lacquered in brown on the outside and red on the inside, four-blade yodarekake fastened with blue silk.

Kawari kabuto with menpo and maedate, dating: early Century.

Okegawa Do Tosei Gusoku. Late Edo Period, 19th century Thirty-two-plate suji bachi kabuto with itamono komanju jikoro, to the front a gilded wood maedate in the form of a stylised yama kanji.  A simple hanbo mask, chu sode, shino gote, karuta gane haidate and tsutsu suneate. Lacquered black overall and laced in dark blue sugake odoshi. The yodarekake and kusazuri edged with fur.

Okegawa Do Tosei Gusoku. Late Edo Period, century Thirty-two-plate suji bachi kabuto with itamono komanju jikoro, to the front a gilded wood maedate in the form of a stylised yama kanji. The do of okegawa yokohagi style with the muneita and waki.

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