Domaru Armor Laced with Black Leather Thongs and Purple Red and White Cords. This armor is composed of alternately arranged black-lacquered leather and iron kozane scales. The upper part of the body and the shoulders are laced with purple, red, and white cords, and the lower part is laced with black leather thongs.
Jinbaroi Vest with Bird and Animal Designs, Silk, tapestry weave, Momoyama Period (16th Century) (Kodai-ji Temple, Kyoto). Kyoto National Museum. It was reportedly owned by Regent Toyotomi Hideyoshi and has been preserved through time by Kodai-ji Temple. The textile may originally have been a carpet made in Kashan in Persia. The design of a lion attacking his prey is a traditional motifs in Persian carpets. Such carpets were imported into Japan by Portuguese ships in the Momoyama Period.
Tetsu kuro Urushi nuri so-fukurin suji bachi kabuto, tetsu kawa maze kuro urushi nuri hon kozane ni-mai dou gusoku.
Dobuku Coat with Tsujigahana Designs of Paulowinas, Arrows and Sliding Doors . Momoyama period (16th Century) Important Cultural Property IK 430 . All designs are rendered on a white ground with the painstaking, tsujigahana method of tie-dyeing. No supplemntary painting or printing has been added. This spectacular work is evidence of the bold confidence artists had in the Golden Age of Tsujigahana. Kyoto National Museum
Hon kozane maru dou (chest armor with true individual small scales, no hinge). Edo period samurai lamellar armor constructed with hundreds of individually laced nerigawa (rawhide) hon kozane (small scales). This is a maru dou (no hinge), this type of construction make a very flexible armor which conforms to the shape of the wearer.