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The Kamakura Period
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87 - Warriot's son in uwa-haramaki armor
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1 haramaki
2 muna-ita
3 waki-ita
4 wadakami
5 takahimo
6 katana-bukuro
7 suikan-no-kami
8 suikan-no-shimo
9 kokushitsu-no tachi
10 koshi-gatana
The figure of in the photo wears a"uwa-haramaki" which is small armaments of samurai's boy. His hair is bundled with lower hair by the"take-naga" (=long length) style in the back. The "suikan"'s form is similar to "kariginu" garment with the exception of two pieces of strings attachet to "kubikami (=upper neck)" collar. Two silk "kikutoji" strings each are attached to four places on the back and on the breast in the sewing up portion. The "suikan" garment was worn to a junior samurai or samurai's children. This boy wears the "suikan" garment, a "haramaki" armor, a leather tabi, and a"kukuri-bakama." Two pieces of "kikutoji" strings are attached to two places in front and both sides of the garment." Since the armor protected only the trunk and took no consideration into the defense in back, it was named "haramaki (=trunk protector)" . Originally, the "haramaki" armor is small in size , and there is a joint in the center of the back and it is simplified version of "domaru" armor. However, the equipment which protects the back behind was built. This was called "seita" (=back board). It was also called "okubyo-ita" (=coward board). Moreover, "uwa-haramaki (=upper trunk protector)," which had been attached with the sleeves and the helmet attached, was briskly worn to Muromachi era (1333-1568). .