52 plate za-boshi suji bachi kabuto with menpo, Edo period (17th-18th century) with columns of nineteen hoshi (rivets) seated on decorative za (washers with serrated edges), tehen kanamono of shakudo, and copper, with gilding, four-tier black-lacquered itazane shikoro (neck guard) with red sugake odoshi (spaced lacing), wide brim with waridate (forecrest socket) and with gilt fukurin, the fukigaeshi with dyed leather and hishinui-no-ita, with mon of opposed butterflies.
Pictures & Photos from The Last Samurai (2003)
jinbaori(Clothes to wear on top of the armor). warlord Nobunaga Oda was wearing. 16 century「緋羅紗地木瓜紋付桐模様陣羽織」伝信長より秀吉拝領 桃山時代 十六世紀（大阪城天守閣蔵）
Ryubu menpo, Myochin school. Mid Edo period (1615-1867). A samurai armor mask of me-no-shita-men type with “noble” expression (ryubu). The nose is detatchable and two yadome run along the cheeks to reinforce the mask and to hold the kabuto's laces firmly. The type and the features suggest a smith from the Myochin school. -Giuseppe Piva Arte Giapponese-