The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Kamakura Period
- The Azuchi -Momoyama Period -
 
89 - Soldier in hara-ate armor.
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1 samurai-eboshi
2 hara-ate
3 teboso
4 yo-no-hakama
5 habaki
6 ashinaka
7 uchi-gatana
8 naginata
9 uwa-obiThe figure in the phot wears a "hara-ate" armor,
which is a light armor for the battle by junior soldiers ].
Since it protected only the abdomen, it was named "hara-ate." Unfortunately, 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. The 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, He holds a "uchi-katana" sword on the waist and a long-handled sword in his hand.