Japanese armors were developed and glorified in the late Heian era.
"oyoroi" (=big armor) is the most formal and the best one; it
is called "shikisei no yoroi," the right ceremonial armor.
armor in the photograph is the Hatakeyama Shigetada's dedication kept at
the Bushu Ontake Shrine. A
"kuwagata (=hoe-shaped)" ornament is attached on the helmet as
a "maedate" (=front ornament) particularly.
(=protector for shoulder and elbow) and "kusazuri" (=protector
for the lower abdomen and the thigh) are attached to the armor.
in the right, "kyubi no ita" (=protector board for the pit of
the stomach) and "sendan" are attached to and the breast.
"sakaita" and an "agemaki" are attached to the back.
the left arm, " kote (protector for hand and arm)", on the
hands, "yukake", to the legs "habaki (=protector for
legs)", "sune-ate" (=protector for the shin), "tsuranuki",
"koshi-gatana (=short sword)" and a "Hyogo-gusari"
long zword is carried at the waist. A
"tsurumaki (=cane ring)", a "shigeto" bow, a "sakatsura"
arrow case, and "soya" arrows. The
figure in the photograph has a "gun sen (=military fan)" of
the Rising-Sun flag in his hand; he wears a "nae eboshi" cap
under the helmet and a suit of "yoroi hitatare" under the
hitatare" is worn under a "nae eboshi" cap and armor.