First Impression Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu! – 01-Mitsudomoe

Mitsudomoe
Mitsudomoe

First Impression Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu! – 01

Mitsudomoe
Mitsudomoe

Armor of the Gusoku type
Armor of the Gusoku type
Japan, Edo period, 18th century

The workmanship of this armor and its materials are all of the highest quality. It is possibly the only surviving example of Japanese armor with this color scheme of silk lacing. The mon, in the form of three whirling commas (mitsudomoe mon) is that of the Okabe family, feudal lords of Kishiwada (present day Kishiwada City in Osaka Prefecture). The armor is signed on the inside of the helmet: Eichizan Toyohara ju Bamen Tomotsugusaku (Bamen Tototsugusaku living in Eichizan province, Toyohara village). Bamen Tototsugusaku was the leading armorer of the Bamen school in the 18th century. Complete armor signed by him are extremely rare.

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