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Attire of the Military Elite: Heian - Edo period

"Attire of the Military Elite: Heian - Edo period"

Honkan Room 5 & 6  May 8, 2012 (Tue) - July 22, 2012 (Sun)

  
Sword Mounting (For tachi sword known as "Shishio"), Tachi Style / With black-lacquered scabbard, Kamakura period, 13th - 14th century (Important Cultural Property)

Beginning with the sword which is the most important possession of a samurai, this gallery focuses on arms and armor, saddlery, attire of the warriors as well as their portraits and hand-writings.
Current exhibit includes:
Yoroi Type Armor, With white lacing, Muromachi period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Hase-dera, Nara)