the years of Tenmon in Momoyama era, "Tenshu-kyo (=Roman
Catholicism)" was introduced into Japan.
it is evangelized in Kyushu island and Kinki district and several 10,000
Japanese became the believer instantly. The
daimyo in Kyushu island, such as Otomo, and Hosokawa became the
believer, and, as a result, many samurai became the Christian.
figure in the photo shows the style of Christian samurai.
forelock hair is hung down and tied in a boy's hair style called "chasen-gami
(=bamboo whisk-like hair)". He
wears a "sodenashi-baori" coat over "kosode" kimono
and fastening it with a "obi" belt.
the neck, he wears a "RAFFURU [=hida-eri] (=pleated collar), which
was in fashion in Europe. Also
around the neck, he wears a "KONTANSU [a ball is put in a row and
the cross is attached"], carrying a sword in the way of "otoshi-zashi