The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Kamakura Period
- The Azuchi -Momoyama Period -
88 - Warrior in haramaki armor.
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1 tosei-sode
2 gyoyo
3 kusazuri
4 moro-got
5 uwa-obi
6 kawazutsumi-no-tachi
7 koshi-gatana
8 samurai-eboshi
9 oshitsuke-no-ita
10 hitatare
11 hitatare-no-hakama
12 habaki
13 sune-ate
14 ashinaga
15 se-ita (okubyo-ita)
16 age-maki
The "haramaki" armor, shown in the photo, is the simplified version of the "domaru" armor. It is small in size originally. There is a joint in the center of the back. It does not protect the back. However, afterwards, a piece of protector for the back was made. The piece was named "seita" (=back board) or "okubyo-no-ita" (=coward board). The "kusazuri" protector usually consists of seven pieces and small sleeves called "tsubo-sode (=pot-like sleeve)" are attached to it. Many remains are what was built after the period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties (1336-92), and there are no remains before that. The figure in the photo wears a "kawatsutsumi (=leather cover)" sword and an armor, assebled with scattered "odoshi" strings in "sugake" technique in Muromachi era (1333-1568). The figure also wears a "samurai-eboshi" headgear, "kote" protectors, "suneate" protectors,"habaki" warmers, a pair of leather tabi socks, and "ashinaka (=half foot)" straw sandals. It has a "kawa-tsutsumi" long sword. The "gyoyo" protectors was attached to the thing of the second half although "gyoyo" protectors was not attached to early "haramaki" armor. Moreover, a "haijun" which protects the knees came to be used from these days.