Armor (Gusoku). Helmet signed by Bamen Tomotsugu (Eichizan province, Toyohara, active 18th century). Iron, lacquer, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), silver, silk, horse hair, ivory. As mounted, H. 148.8 cm; W. 47.6 cm. The workmanship of this armor and its materials are of the highest quality. -The Metropolitan Museum-
Japanese samurai armor
'Suit of armor with a pink rib-bone cuirass,' 18th century by International Arts & Artists, via Flickr
Composite-armor from Edo period, iron 62ken kabuto with big Meiji or Showa re-lacquerd wooden wakidate, a iron hanpo, iron okegawa dou with sabiji lacquer, nerikawa sode, iron kote, nerikawa haidate covered by gold leaf and iron suneate,Showa hitsu.