Iron Tengu Somen by Myochin Muneharu.Edo period (17th century) The face plate forged in one piece and the nose and ears separately forged and riveted together, the surface finished in a russet patina and hammered up with prominent wrinkles and eyebrows held in a scowl, with two pegs for cords and one ventilation hole on the chin, the interior lacquered black and red signed Myochin (no) ki Muneharu. Fitted with a four-lame yodarekake lacquered gold and laced in orange.

The peaceful Edo Period produced elaborate armor for ceremonial use. This somen - a full face mask, is Karasu Tengu - a beak -faced folk spirit, often evil, war-like , with martial prowess and a danger to Buddhism. Iron and lacquered gold C.

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Ressei menpô Samurai armour's mask Mid Edo Period (1615-1867)  Embossed iron decorated with red lacquer (shu urushi)

Ressei menpô Samurai armour's mask Mid Edo Period Embossed iron decorated with red lacquer (shu urushi)

Samurai Armor, Katana, Blacksmithing, Japanese Art, Design Art, Sword, Helmets, Masks, Japan

Samurai Helmet, Samurai Swords, Japanese Art, Armors, Helmets

Nagasone School 16 Ken Tetsu Sabiji Kawari Kabuto, Early Edo Period

Nagasone School 16 Ken Tetsu Sabiji Kawari Kabuto, Early Edo Period

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An iron tengu somen By Myochin Muneharu, Edo period century)

An armor face mask (somen)  EDO PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY), SIGNED KASHU JU MITSUHISA SAKU

An armor face mask (somen) EDO PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY), SIGNED KASHU JU MITSUHISA SAKU

Nimai-Dō Gusoku Armor with Dark Blue and Red Lacing, Edo period, 18th century. Iron, wood, leather, gold, and lacquer; H. of helmet bowl: 5 1/2 in. (13.9 cm); H. of cuirass: 13 3/4 in. (35 cm) Okazaki City Museum, Aichi Prefecture.

Nimai-Dō Gusoku Armor with Dark Blue and Red Lacing, Edo period, century…

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