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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, 2019 (Wed) - March 10, 2019 (Sun)

  
Gusoku Type Armor, With domaru cuirass and white 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 domaru cuirass and white lacing, Edo period, 17th century
Tanto Sword, By Yukimitsu, Kamakura period, 14th century (National Treasure)
Aikuchi Style Sword Mounting (For tanto sword by Yukimitsu), Auspicious cloud design in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 19th century
Jinbaori (Coat worn over armor), Black feathers and Chinese character design, Reportedly used by Sakakibara Yasumasa, Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period, 16th-17th century
Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Cherry blossom design on dark blue heiken plain weave silk (crest: three sectioned floral roundels in circle), Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Asakura Hanji)