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Attire of the Military Elite: Heian - Edo period

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

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 5 & 6  June 6, 2017 (Tue) - August 27, 2017 (Sun)

  
Gusoku Type Armor, With two-piece cuirass with red lacing, Edo period, 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, With two-piece cuirass with red lacing, Edo period, 17th century
Tachi Sword, Known as "Hojo Tachi", By Ichimonji school, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
Hyogogusari Style Sword Mounting (for sword known as "Hojo Tachi"), With triple-triangle crests, Kamakura period, 13th 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)