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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  March 12, 2019 (Tue) - June 2, 2019 (Sun)

  
Domaru ArmorBlack leather lacing with white lacing above, Muromachi period, 15th 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:
Domaru ArmorBlack leather lacing with white lacing above, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property)
Tanto Sword, By Kanemitsu, Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Oogamiyama Jinja, Tottori)
Aikuchi Style Sword Mounting (For a tanto sword by Kanemitsu), Gold plated, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Oogamiyama Jinja, Tottori)
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)