The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Kamakura Period
- The Azuchi -Momoyama Period -
 
76 - Warrior in domaru armor
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1 samurai-eboshi
2 moro-gote
3 yoroi-no-hitatare
4 koshigatana
5 naginata
6 sune-ate
7 midare-o
8 gyoyo
9 Oshitsuke-no-ita
10 kusazuri
11 habaki
12 hattoh-gutsu
13 yoroi-no-hitatare-no shimo
14 kuro-ito-mune-akaodoshi
"Domaru" is the armor which ranks second to "ohyoroi" (=big armor), and the common samurai wore it as armaments a little easy [ structure ] and light. A joint is in on the right side, it becomes a series and the name exists by following. "Kusazuri" -- eight sheets, "sendan", and "kyubi" -- there is nothing -- "tsuru-hashiri" -- "some-kawa" -- there is nothing, there is "no sakaita" in the back, and there is "no waidate" The a steel protector "gyoyo" of the shape of leaf is attached on the shoulder. The later half of If Kamakura era to "ohsode (=big sleeve)" sticks, it will move the position of this "gyoyo" to the front. "Habaki", "suneate", and a leg put "yukake" in "kote" and a hand, and put "miodare-waraji" and waist sword in an arm at leather tabi at foot, and it has a long-handled sword in the hand. The "domaru" in the photo is "kuroito muneaka odoshi". The samurai in the photo wears "Gosan-nen type"" samurai-eboshi" (=head gear) omitting a helmet. In the last years of Kamakura era the change appeared also in the color scheme of "otoshi" There were few examples which the early thing allotted two or more colors other than "omodaka odoshi. " A splendid color scheme came to be behind performed at "tsumadori odoshi", the shoulder, or the skirt. lacquered steel "hatsuburi" mask is worn for the upper part of a cheek, i.e., the upper half of a face, from the frame of a face to the covering-up sake.