Authentic yoroi from the mid-Edo period (1800–1830) of museum quality, from an important private collection.
The breast armour ("do"), the thigh pieces ("kusazari") and the shoulder piece ("sode") consist of connected, reddish brown lacquered leather plates ("nerigawa"). The parts are kept together by means of macramé cords ("odoshi").
The "kote" (the armoured glove with sleeves that reach to the shoulder), which mainly covered the lower arms, is made of cloth covered with leather/iron plates.
The "kabuto" (helmet) consists of riveted leather plates and has a "shikoro" (neck protector) at the bottom, made of various layers of bent leather strips.
The leather facial armour ("mengu" or "menpo") was designed in such a way that it could be connected to the kabuto using metal pins. The throat protector ("yodare kake") is connected at the bottom and is made of leather plates.
The "haidate" (thigh protectors bound around the waist) and "suneate" (shin protectors) are made of cloth that is covered with leather plates. These are connected by means of chain armour (kusari) and sewn to the fabric.
The Japanese suits of armour were designed to be as light as possible, because the samurai had many other tasks apart from sword fighting, such as horse riding and archery. The armour was usually intensely varnished as protection against the harsh climate.
The yoroi comes with the original case.
Total weight = 17.4 kg
- Numero totale di oggetti
- Cotone, Pelle
- Periodo Edo (1600-1868)
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 134×45×50 cm