itsmarjudgelove:

“At the end of the
Kamakura period, the haramaki (lit. “belly wrap”) was introduced as a
simpler form of scale armour for the low ranking samurai. Like the
dō-maru armour type, the haramaki was worn by the infantry on foot as a
lighter and simpler version of armour, in contrast to the heavy and sturdy ō-yoroi of the warrior nobles.

During
the 14th century, the high-ranking samurai adopted a better quality
version of the haramaki. The cuirass of the haramaki wraps around the
torso and closed down the centre line of the back.” –

Samurai Art Museum Berlin Source:

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explodingrocks:

Tatewaku Nimai-Do Gusoku. Edo 17-19th Century

Thirty-two plate russet iron sujibashi [ridged bowl] hemispherical helmet of early form with gilt copper kuwagata. The cuirass of ten tiers of simulated rows of lacquered iron kozane in front and twelve behind laced with white and green tatewaku [textile design] in simulation of rising steam, matching kobire [neck-piece], ko-sode [shoulder pieces] with rows of simulated kozane [plates] and with gilt metal edging engraved and inlaid with chrysanthemum matching that on the cuirass, together with a woollen embroided jinbaori [armour surcoat] with paulownia mon (Akamatsu Mon)

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met-armsarmor:

Armor (Yoroi), Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arms and Armor

Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Iron, lacquer, leather, silk

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/24005

An 18th century Japanese suit of armor includes small overlapping iron
plates that are held together by laces. It was made in imitation of
Japanese armor from the 12th–13th centuries.

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met-armsarmor:

Armor (Yoroi), Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arms and Armor

armor: Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935; horns (kuwagata): Gift of Bashford Dean, 1914
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Iron, lacquer, leather, silk

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/639926

During the eighteenth century, there was a revival of interest in
medieval Japanese culture. As the demand for historical styles of armor
began to increase among the wealthy lords, contemporary armorers studied
the older forms and techniques in order to duplicate them. This example
imitates a yoroi of the twelfth to thirteenth century. It is
characterized by a helmet with prominent rivet heads and a wide, flaring
neck guard and by a large cuirass with a separate panel on the right
side, large square shoulder guards, and a deep four-sided skirt.

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