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Attire of the Military Elite: Kamakura - Edo period

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

Honkan Room 5 & 6  March 23, 2016 (Wed) - June 12, 2016 (Sun)

  
Gusoku Type Armor, European-style cuirass, Azuchi-Momoyama ~ Edo period, 16th-17th century

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, Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period, 16th-17th century
Tachi Sword, By Hiro, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Watanabe Gisuke)
Uchigatana Style Sword Mounting (For tachi sword with inscribed chrysanthemum crest), With black-lacquered scabbard, Muromachi period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Watanabe Gisuke)