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A yokohagi nimai-do gusoku [armour] | The helmet signed Joshu ju Saotome Ienari (Saotome Ienari, a resident of Hitachi Province) | Edo period, 18th century

Armour from an Important Private European Collection

A yokohagi nimai-do gusoku [armour] | The helmet signed Joshu ju Saotome Ienari (Saotome Ienari, a resident of Hitachi Province) | Edo period, 18th century

A yokohagi nimai-do gusoku [armour] | The helmet signed Joshu ju Saotome Ienari (Saotome Ienari, a resident of Hitachi Province) | Edo period, 18th century

Armour from an Important Private European Collection

A yokohagi nimai-do gusoku [armour]

The helmet signed Joshu ju Saotome Ienari (Saotome Ienari, a resident of Hitachi Province) 

Edo period, 18th century


the sixty-two plate russet iron bowl with raised ridges, terminating in a five-stage russet iron tehen kanamono floret, russet iron mabisashi [peak] with copper fukurin [ornamental border], the large fukigaeshi [turnbacks] of stenciled leather and applied with patinated metal katabami mon [wood sorrel crests], two-tiered black lacquer itamono manju-jikoro [rounded neck guard with solid plates] wiith sugake odoshi [spaced lacing] in pale orang braid, gilt metal maedate [forecrest] in the form of a further katabami mon, the russet iron mempo [face mask] in ryubu style with gentler expression and mouth slightly ajar, hinged nose plate, yadome [standing flanges] to the cheeks, black lacquer interior, two-tiered stenciled leather and black lacquer yodaregake [throat protector] laced in matching braid, the sabiji-nuri [simulated russet iron] lacquered do [cuirass] hinged in two pieces and comprised of horizontal plates with standing rivets, copper-gilt and shakudo fukurin [ornamental border] chased and engraved in relief with foliage scrolls, six-tiered sode [shoulder guards] decorated in blue and white lacing with crossed axes, chainmail kote [sleeves] with blue linen lining, six tassets of five-tiered kusazuri [skirt], the kawara haidate [thigh guards] with black lacquer and blue linen lining, shino suneate [shin guards], with an armour display stand and armour storage box 


Mounted on the armour storage box: 138 cm., 54⅜ in. high

The armour storage box: 52.5 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm., 20½ x 16 x 16 in.  

This armour is in good condition overall, however there is some wear, marking and fading to the braid to the cuirass, shoulder guards and skirt, the leather around the top of the shoulder guards is well-worn, the red lining around the neck is well worn and some of the threads are detached, the lacquer parts in general are in good condition with some chips, the armour box well worn and some of the fittings detached. 


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