The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Kamakura Period
- The Azuchi -Momoyama Period -
 
105 - Christian samurai.
The Costume Museum Kyoto JapanThe Costume Museum Kyoto Japan
1 maegami-tsuki-chasen-gami
2 raffuru (pleated collar)
3 sodenashi-baori
4 kosode
5 obi
6 katana
7 kontasu
8 ohgi
9 katana-no-o
10 tabi
During the years of Tenmon in Momoyama era, "Tenshu-kyo (=Roman Catholicism)" was introduced into Japan. Especially, 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. The figure in the photo shows the style of Christian samurai. His 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. Around 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 (=falling form)".