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Attire of the Military Elite: Heian - Edo period

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

Honkan Room 5 & 6  January 2, 2017 (Mon) - March 12, 2017 (Sun)

  
Gusoku Type Armor, Two-piece cuirass with black lacing, Formerly used by Sakakibara Yasumasa, Edo period, 17th 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, Two-piece cuirass with black lacing, Formerly used by Sakakibara Yasumasa, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Hirumaki-no-tachi
Style Sword Mounting, With scabbard decorated with spiral bands of silver-plated copper, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Niutsuhime jinja, Wakayama)
Hoshi kabuto
Style Helmet, With red lacing, Nanbokucho period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by the Agency for Cultural Affairs)