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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 21, 2017 (Tue) - February 12, 2018 (Mon)

  
Gusoku, Type Armor, With two-piece cuirass with white lacing, Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yoshihiro)

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 white lacing, Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yoshihiro)
Daisho (Pair of long and short swords), Style Sword Mounting, Gold banding on red-lacquered ground, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property)
Tachi, Sword, By Yoshikane, Heian-Kamakura period, 12th–13th century (Important Cultural Property)
Itomaki no tachi, Style Sword Mounting (For tachi sword by Sadazane), With bamboo grass and gentian crests on nashiji lacquer ground, Edo period, 17th century
Jinbaori (Coat worn over armor), White nerinuki plain weave and sutra text design, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century

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