it protected only the abdomen, it was named "hara-ate."
it began to appear in the reference of the middle term of Muromachi era,
but the originals did not remain. Probably
because they had made few numbers of it, or they were worn out for the
sake of junior soldiers, they did not remain today.
figure in the photo weqars a "samurai-eboshi" headgear, a
slender "teboso (=thin hand)" with "tsutsu-sode (=pipe
sleeve)" sleeves, a "yono-hakama (=four width hakama)"
which is made by four-jos of "retsu" cloth,a pair of "habaki"
leg protectors, and "ashinaka" straw sandals for feet,
a "uchi-katana" sword on the waist and a long-handled sword in