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Attire of the Military Elite: Heian–Edo period

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

Honkan Room 5 & 6  October 2, 2018 (Tue) - December 9, 2018 (Sun)

  
Domaru Type Armor, With lacing in kashidori style, red at shoulders, Passed down by the Akita clan, lords of Miharu domain, Mutsu province, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Akita Kazusue)

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:
Domaru Type Armor, With lacing in kashidori style, red at shoulders, Passed down by the Akita clan, lords of Miharu domain, Mutsu province, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Akita Kazusue)
Kowakizashi Style Sword Mounting (For [wakizashi] sword known as "Ishida Sadamune"), With a black-lacquered scabbard, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Jinbaori (Coat worn over armor), Mt. Fuji design on black woolen cloth, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mrs. Henry)
Kaji Shozoku (Suit worn at scene of fire): Coat, Chest Cover, and Kitsuke,Brown wool with futatsu-hiki crest, Edo period, 19th century