Late Edo/Meiji Period, late century A copy of a Kamakura-style helmet, the twenty-six-plate hoshi bachi black-lacquered and mounted in ni ho jiro style, the plates decorated and pierced with a design of peonies,.
Edo period century) 32 plate iron Kabuto lacquered black and finished with silver fukurin and igaki, five-lame shikoro of false scales close-laced in dark blue, the top lame ending in small fukigaeshi with gilt-copper Hineno.
Hon-kozane nimai-dô gusoku. Mid Edo Period (1615-1867) Tachi-dô style, black lacquered hon-kozane (true scale) of iron and leather. The kebiki odoshi in pale green silk. The armour is fitted with a “mutsu karakan ni juni kiku” kamon. 32 plate suji-bachi kabuto. The bowl is mounted in gilt copper and shakudô. The menpô is an exceptional work by Myôchin Muneakira, signed and dated 1732.
Tetsu kuro urushi nuri eboshi nari no kabuto, Edo Period, a form of kawari kabuto they were originally derived from Nara period century) hats. Referred to as "single-valley helmets", said to be named after the steep valley Ichinotani in Hyougo prefec
120 plate suji bachi kabuto. (ridged bowl) 1700 - 1800, 120 russet iron plates riveted vertically. Inscribed ‘Joshu (modern-day Ibaraki Prefecture) Suifu ju Yoshihide Saku’. The armourer is not recorded, but was likely to be of the Myochin school, one of three main schools of armourers who worked in Joshu province. The fukigaeshi has round decoration in shakudo of stylised hollyhock leaves, the family crest of Tokugawa family, the samurai clan who ruled Japan from 1603 to 1868. V&A Museum.