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A Child's Armor (Warabe Gusoku)
A Child's Armor (Warabe Gusoku)

EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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A Child's Armor (Warabe Gusoku)
Edo period (19th century)
Laced in white, orange and green and comprising; a twenty-four-plate suji bachi with a four-stage tehen kanamono on the top of the bowl and fitted with a three-lame wide manju-style neck guard, the wide fukigaeshi and mabisashi applied with stenciled leather and gilt-metal family crests and fukurin, with gilt-metal kuwagata-dai carved with floral scroll and mounted with kuwagata and a gold-lacquer dragon maedate, the facemask with standing flanges on the cheeks and lacquered black and fitted with a three-lame neck guard; the cuirass a two-plate do-maru of lacquered-leather kiritsuke kozane with seven five-lame tassets, the muna-ita, oshitsuke-ita, kyubi no ita and sendan no ita also applied with stenciled leather; o-sode; sleeves with chain mail and splint forearm guards with a hollyhock crest on the hand guard, chain mail and chevron-shaped plate thigh guards and solid plate shin guards; saihai; two wood storage boxes; no stand

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