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Tibetan lamellar armor and helmet, 17th c or earlier, Iron, leather, textile, unusually complete,  twice as many rows as similar armors, the only example in a Western collection, one of the few in the world, that has full armored sleeves. Similar sleeves of this rare form have also been found in the ruins of Tsaparang, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Guge, in Ngari (western Tibet),  very complete and well preserved eight-plate lamellar type helmet.  National Museums of Scotland.

Tibetan lamellar armor and helmet, 17th c or earlier, Iron, leather, textile, unusually complete, twice as many rows as similar armors, the only example in a Western collection, one of the few in the world, that has full armored sleeves. Similar sleeves of this rare form have also been found in the ruins of Tsaparang, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Guge, in Ngari (western Tibet), very complete and well preserved eight-plate lamellar type helmet. National Museums of Scotland.

Jidai Matsuri: portrayal of Tomoe Gozen (1157 - 1247 AD) wife of General Kiso Yoshinaka who, legend has it, fought by her husband's side in armor; picture by Ben Adelaide

Jidai Matsuri: portrayal of Tomoe Gozen (1157 - 1247 AD) wife of General Kiso Yoshinaka who, legend has it, fought by her husband's side in armor; picture by Ben Adelaide

ボストンで出会った「サムライ」 - ネイビーブルーに恋をして

ボストンで出会った「サムライ」 - ネイビーブルーに恋をして

Three Kingdoms Zhou Yu Zhao Yun's Replica armor costume and helmet of Three Kingdoms General Zhou Yu Zhao Yun.

Three Kingdoms Zhou Yu Zhao Yun's Replica armor costume and helmet of Three Kingdoms General Zhou Yu Zhao Yun.

A large clear image of Sode (shoulder armour) composed of Kiritsuke kozane (scales) with Iroiro Odoshi (multi-coloured lacing) of white, light blue and deep blue.

A large clear image of Sode (shoulder armour) composed of Kiritsuke kozane (scales) with Iroiro Odoshi (multi-coloured lacing) of white, light blue and deep blue.

Antique Edo period samurai kusari and karuta katabira (jacket with chain armor and small square armor plates). This katabira is constructed with approximately 2000 small square armor plates (karuta).

Antique Edo period samurai kusari and karuta katabira (jacket with chain armor and small square armor plates). This katabira is constructed with approximately 2000 small square armor plates (karuta).

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