YOROI DOI GUSOKU...........SOURCE BING IMAGES...........
Myochin Muneharu. Date: 1859. The helmet of this suit of armour is signed 'Myochin Mondo Ki no Muneharu, on a day in the eight month of the sixth [tsuchinoto hitsuji] year of Ansei' = 1859. This armour was part of the diplomatic gift from Tokugawa Iemochi 徳川 家茂 (1846-1866), the last-but-one Shogun, to Queen Victoria in 1860, which she in turn presented to the V&A in 1865. The armour was most likely assembled specifically for the diplomatic gift. -The Victoria and Albert Museum-
A purple laced okegawa torikoshi do gusoku (armor). EDO PERIOD (17TH-18TH CENTURY)
Nobunaga Oda Armor Suit
Samurai armor from Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller collection
Samurai armour ·«ǂ»·
Myōchin Munemasa, Nimaidō tōsei gusoku armor with Tokugawa crest, completed by 1749. Iron, silver, gold, shakudō, leather, silk, wool, and lacquer. Dating to the 1740s, this remarkably intact suit of armor was made for a high-ranking samurai in the Tokugawa family, the warrior clan that ruled Japan from 1603 to 1868. -Portland Art Museum-