A fine dangae okegawa nimai-do gusoku [armour] | Momoyama - Edo period, late 16th century - early 17th century
A fine dangae okegawa nimai-do gusoku [armour]
Momoyama - Edo period, late 16th century - early 17th century
the iron kawari kabuto [unsually shaped helmet] in the form of a nagezukin [flowing hood], the mabisashi [peak] formed as the face of a demon, gold lacquer fukigaeshi [turnbacks], five-tiered black lacquered iron kiritsuke kozanehineno-jikoro [false lamellae close-fitting neck guard] with kebiki odoshi [close-spaced lacing] in dark blue braid, the lacquered wood wakidate [lateral crests] in the form of stylised gourds, the sabiji-nuri [simulated russet iron] ressei men [face mask with fierce expression] forged with prominent cheek bones, flared nostrils and open mouth, detachable nose plate, broad yak bristle moustache, silver lacquer teeth, red lacquer interior, three-tiered black lacquer and stenciled Dutch leather yodaregake [throat protector], the heavy iron do [cuirass] hinged in two pieces of barrel-type construction with alternating iron false lamellae and sabiji-nuri lacquer plates rivetted together, six-tiered chu-sode [medium sized shoulder guards], shino-gote [sleeves] in shige-gusari chainmail weave, etchu-style haidate [thigh guards] also in shige-gusari with sukashi [filigree] work in the form of cherry blossom and corrugated iron rectangles, shino suneate [shin guards], with an armour display stand, armour storage box and two further contemporary storage boxes
Mounted on the armour storage box: approx. 146 cm., 57½ in. high (excluding helmet fittings)
The armour storage box: each approx. 54 x 43 x 45 cm., 21¼ x 17 x 17¾ in.
Overall this armour is in good condition consistent with age and use, with some minor cracks to the black lacquer edges and to some small areas on the lamellae, the silk brocade of the sleeves well worn and the interior lining worn and lifting in places, the lining to the skirt in particular the gold edging worn in places, some of the iron links detached, the armour box well worn and some iron fittings missing, the lateral crests with some minor surface marks, the face mask with some restoration to the lacquer surface, old cracks and minor chips, the red lacquer interior with some cracks, repairs to the chin and cracks around the nose area.
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Akatsuki Kyoiku Tosho, Touitsu no hassha, (Tokyo, 1974), pg. 43.
Zusetsu, Sengoku no kawari kabuto, (Tokyo, 2010), pg. 148 & back cover (illustrated).
Iwakuni Museum, Kattchu to kabuto, 30 November 2015, pg. 50-51.