Samurai's two piece hitatare outfit woven in gold, violet, and green silk and unglossed silk threads with roundel of phoenixes and foliage on a design of stylised phoenix tails on a beige ground with tassels. Edo Period. British Museum
Jinbaori, Momoyama period (17th century), with later restoration The early jinbaori of imported Chinese woven silk fabric designed with flared arm holes and decorated with five-clawed dragons, the reverse with a black family crest with a seated white rabbit above the back slit, the front clasp of gilt copper decorated to match the crest design 35in (88.9cm) long.
Deer leather dofuku: This overgarment is a short, open-fronted jacket. It came into being in the Momoyama period, and was the forerunner of the modern haori. Originally, it was a merchant’s garment, but samurai began wearing it due to its comfort. It was intended as a protection against the cold or dirt of the outside, but was commonly worn indoors as well.
This is a samurai's hanten ( jacket ) and maetate ( apron ) which are worn in case of fire. It is made of handwoven asa ( hemp ) cloth. In good condition except for some tiny moth holes in the back. Edo period.