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The Kamakura Period
- The Azuchi -Momoyama Period -
 
111 - Warrior general in kusari-gusoku armor
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1 kusari-kabuto
2 kusari-kabuto-no-shikoro
3 han-bo-o
4 gusoku
5 shino-gote
6 kusari-gusoku-no-kusazuri
7 haidate
8 ukezutsu
9 gattari
10 machi-uke
11 hata-sashimono
12 uwa-obi
13 yari
14 uchi-gatana
15 wakizashi
16 hakama
17 sune-ate
18 kawa-tabi
19 waraji
The "Kusari-gusoku" armor in the photo is made of basic cloth on which chains are filed. As for the "Kusari-gusoku" armorAwhat was called "Kusari-haramaki" in ancient times is described in the Volume 8 of "Yasaka-hon Heike Monogatari(=The Tale of the Heike and Yasaka-book version)." Although "Kusari-gusoku" is also set to the "Domaru" armor, "Kusari-gusoku" armor in the photo is "gusoku" of two-copper type, and a "Kusari-kabuto (=chain helmet)" is also set. Since it has connected the griddles [iron cards] of small rectangles with chains, the samurai can freely expand and contract his body. And as for "Kusari-gusoku" armor, its resistance power is incread. In order to fight against spears, a gun, etc., a number of the "Kusari-gusoku" armors were used from the last years of Muromachi era. @ The surface of "Kusari-gusoku" armor is lacquered by black japan, and the "Kusazuri" armor was made in "shichi-ken (=seven-pieces)" style. The figure wears a "Uwa-obi (= an upper belt)", and set a "Uchi-gatana (=hitting sword) sword in it at the waist position. All of the armors are originals.