Armor (Yoroi). Date: early–mid-14th century. Iron, leather, lacquer, silk, copper, gold, pigments. H. 37 1/2 in. (95.3 cm); W. 22 in. (55.9 cm); Wt. 38 lb. 3 oz. (17.3 kg). This is a rare example of a medieval yoroi. The yoroi is characterized by a cuirass that wraps around the body and is closed by a separate panel (waidate) on the right side and by a deep four-sided skirt. -The Metropolitan Museum-
Cuirass (Haramaki Dō), late 15th–early 16th century. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.221.17) | Arms and Armor Department founding curator Bashford Dean's three-month trip to Japan in the spring of 1917 resulted in many important acquisitions for the Museum. Among them was this early example of a haramaki, a light, flexible, and close-fitting type of torso armor that opens vertically up the back.
Bamen Tomotsugu (Japanese, active 18th century). Armor of the Gusoku type, 18th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Etsuko O. Morris and John H. Morris Jr., in memory of Dr. Frederick M. Pedersen, 2001