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Domaru Type Armor with lacing in kashidori style, red at shoulders

Muromachi period, 15th century

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo, Japan

Complete with helmet and arm guards, this is a representative example of Domaru style armor. The metal fittings feature an arabesque design and delicately crafted paulownia tree stalks. Blue and crimson lacing is used to bind the plates together – a style that is known as kashidori as well as matsukawa. This was formerly the property of the Akita family, who were the lords of Mihara fief in Mutsu province.

Details

  • Title: Domaru Type Armor with lacing in kashidori style, red at shoulders
  • Date Created: Muromachi period, 15th century
  • Physical Dimensions: h760 mm
  • Object Title: 樫鳥糸肩赤威胴丸
  • Object Notes(Japanese): 胴に兜・袖を加えた三ツ物完備の代表的な胴丸。金物に唐草と桐の薹文(とうもん)を用い、細部にいたるまで技巧を尽くして精緻に仕立てられている。威(おどし)は紺糸に紅糸を組交ぜた糸で、この糸の名称は樫鳥糸のほか松皮糸などの説がある。陸奥の三春藩主秋田家に伝来した
  • Object Date: 室町時代・15世紀
  • Donor(Japanese): 秋田一季氏寄贈
  • Donor: Mr. Akita Kazusue
  • Type: Arms & Armor
  • External Link: http://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_collection/index.php?controller=dtl&colid=F20153&t=search

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