"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.
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.
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).
figure also wears a "samurai-eboshi" headgear, "kote"
protectors, "suneate" protectors,"habaki" warmers, a
pair of leather tabi socks, and "ashinaka (=half foot)" straw
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"
a "haijun" which protects the knees came to be used from these