"Kusari-gusoku" armor in the photo is made of basic cloth on
which chains are filed. As
for the "Kusari-gusoku" armorAwhat
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.
for "Kusari-gusoku" armor, its resistance power is incread.
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.
the armors are originals.