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Arms and Armor of the Samurai | 12th–19th century

"Arms and Armor of the Samurai | 12th–19th century"

Honkan Room 5 & 6  August 27, 2019 (Tue) - November 17, 2019 (Sun)

  
Armor (Gusoku) with a Two-Piece Cuirass and 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:
Armor (Gusoku) with a Two-Piece Cuirass and White Lacing, Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yoshihiro)
Outer Robe (Dobuku) with Wild-Ginger Crests and Ivy, Reportedly worn by Tokugawa Ieyasu, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th–17th century