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A TATEWAKU NIMAI-DO GUSOKU ARMOUR
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A TATEWAKU NIMAI-DO GUSOKU ARMOUR

EDO PERIOD (17TH - 19TH CENTURY)

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A TATEWAKU NIMAI-DO GUSOKU ARMOUR
EDO PERIOD (17th - 19TH CENTURY)
The thirty-two plate russet iron sujibashi [ridged bowl] hemispherical helmet of early form with gilt copper kuwagata, the shikoro [neck guard] of lacquered iron simulated kozane, the fukigaeshi with lower part of black-lacquered iron with red and varigated lacing, the upper portion covered with dyed leather and with gilt rims, the cuirass of ten tiers of simulated rows of lacquered iron kozane in front and twelve behind laced with white and green tatewaku [textile design] in simulation of rising steam, matching kobire [neck-piece], ko-sode [shoulder pieces] with rows of simulated kozane [plates] and with gilt metal edging engraved and inlaid with chrysanthemum matching that on the cuirass, russet iron shinogote [sleeves with iron strips on the forearm], the haidate [thigh protection] with iron plates, together with a woollen embroided jinbaori [armour surcoat] with paulownia mon
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