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Samurai Kabuto, probably Zunari Kabuto style of the Edo period but has a cruder finish than typically seen.  Note the non standard rivets - and thickness of the metal, this was probably designed to be used for combat rather than just ceremonial occasions.   On display at Okazaki Castle, 1/F  near Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Samurai Kabuto, probably Zunari Kabuto style of the Edo period but has a cruder finish than typically seen. Note the non standard rivets - and thickness of the metal, this was probably designed to be used for combat rather than just ceremonial occasions. On display at Okazaki Castle, 1/F near Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Japanese armor.  As Japanese history progressed, the armor went from crazy complicated and ornate like this example, to very simple and unadorned.  The armor got more practical as time went on.

Japanese armor. As Japanese history progressed, the armor went from crazy complicated and ornate like this example, to very simple and unadorned. The armor got more practical as time went on.

Replica Zunari Kabuto from Japanese-armor.com (chinese made) and a modern Mempo handmade from a Japanese armourer at 24 Shogoin Entomi-cho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto City.(Japanese Made)

Replica Zunari Kabuto from Japanese-armor.com (chinese made) and a modern Mempo handmade from a Japanese armourer at 24 Shogoin Entomi-cho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto City.(Japanese Made)

Life and death in the name of honor: the samurai  The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of ' Japanese aristocracy . Their name is considered as deriving from the verb " saburau " which literally means "one who serves " . Another term by which the samurai were defined was bushi, from " bu "which means martial and" shi ", the union of the lower horizontal section showing the number 1 and the…

Life and death in the name of honor: the samurai The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of ' Japanese aristocracy . Their name is considered as deriving from the verb " saburau " which literally means "one who serves " . Another term by which the samurai were defined was bushi, from " bu "which means martial and" shi ", the union of the lower horizontal section showing the number 1 and the…

Reproduction Edo period Samurai Armor, handmade from a Japanese armorer for sale at Kyoto Handicraft center located at 21 Shougoin Entomi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Reproduction Edo period Samurai Armor, handmade from a Japanese armorer for sale at Kyoto Handicraft center located at 21 Shougoin Entomi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Reproduction Edo period Samurai Kabuto, handmade from a Japanese armorer for sale at Kyoto Handicraft center located at 21 Shougoin Entomi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Reproduction Edo period Samurai Kabuto, handmade from a Japanese armorer for sale at Kyoto Handicraft center located at 21 Shougoin Entomi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Dō-maru, circa 1550, iron, lacquer, leather, silk, gilt copper,  wt. 23 lb. 9 oz. (10.7 kg), this armor is believed to have been given by Date Masamune (died 1636), one of the most famous daimyo (lords) of his time, to a high-ranking samurai in his service, Shiraishi Bungo, gift of Bashford Dean 1914, Met Museum.

Dō-maru, circa 1550, iron, lacquer, leather, silk, gilt copper, wt. 23 lb. 9 oz. (10.7 kg), this armor is believed to have been given by Date Masamune (died 1636), one of the most famous daimyo (lords) of his time, to a high-ranking samurai in his service, Shiraishi Bungo, gift of Bashford Dean 1914, Met Museum.

Samurai in foul weather gear c1550 | arms and armor | Pinterest

Samurai in foul weather gear c1550 | arms and armor | Pinterest

Hybrid Samurai in my collection with Genuine Late Edo Period Kote, Sode, and Haidate armor.  This is combined with O Yoroi "Do" armor, Suneate, arrows and quiver from the movie "Last Samurai"

Hybrid Samurai in my collection with Genuine Late Edo Period Kote, Sode, and Haidate armor. This is combined with O Yoroi "Do" armor, Suneate, arrows and quiver from the movie "Last Samurai"

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