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Attire of the Military Elite: Heian - Edo period

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

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Rooms 5 & 6  November 26, 2014 (Wed) - February 22, 2015 (Sun)

  
Gusoku Type ArmorEuropean-style cuirass with dark blue lacing, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th 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:
Gusoku Type Armor , European-style cuirass with dark blue lacing, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property)
Katana Sword, Attributed to Motoshige, Nanbokucho period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)
Uchigatana Style Sword Mounting (For katana sword attributed to Motoshige), With red-lacquered scabbard, Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period, 16th - 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Ichinotani Style Helmet Iris leaf design, Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period, 16th - 17th century
Dobuku (Jacket), Vine design on light blue nerinuki plain-weave silk ground with three-leaved hollyhock crests, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th - 17th century
Jinbaori (Coat worn over armor), Swallowtail design with black feathers, Said to have been given to the Mizoguchi clan by Oda Nobunaga, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Gift of Mr. Tsuruta Yasuo)

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