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On this page you will find an overview of the Samurai Yoroi armor, Kabuto helmets, Meadate, Menpo and Jingasa that we currently have in our assortment. Behind his Obi, the Samurai carried the Katana or Wakizashi with the Koshiare. All these products are old/antique and one-off. So they are not reproductions. On the left you see a description and on the right the corresponding image. When you click on the image of the Yoroi, Kabuto, Mempo or Jingasa you will see an enlargement and more detailed photos.

Kabuto & Yoroi

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-1

This is an authentic Japanese antique armor Yoroi & Kabuto & Menpo.
An old Edo period (ca. 1700-1750) red steel lacquered Yoroi with Kabuto as 32 plates Goshózan-kabuto model, from the middle Edo period, with a butterfly medate in gold lacquer and a red lacquered Menpo.
This harness is in original condition, unrestored, so some paint is missing here and there, cracks have appeared, some wires/ribbons and braid have come loose due to wear over the many years. That gives this harness a look with experience.
This iron Kabuto has no paint on the outside but a nice rusty patina, the inside coffer is no longer there, so that the construction of the steel slats can be seen nicely, and it has a Medate like a butterfly. The Fukigaeshi are lacquered and have a Mon or family crest painted of the MATSUDAIRA CLAN, this MON can also be found on the breastplate. On the back (at the top) 2 cranes with gold lacquer are applied.
The Shikoro is in old unrestored condition.
The storage box is painted black with a Japanese character painted on it in old condition.
An old unrestored Yoroi for display in original condition, which gives the armor a certain look and keeps the price low.

Price Euro 4850,-

HOLD

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-2

This is an authentic Japanese antique kabuto.

A very beautiful iron-lacquered 32 plate Kabuto as a Goshózan-kabuto model from the middle Edo period (1720-1760) with an Aoi Mon (Hollyhock) family crest.
This lacquered 32 plate Kabuto has a Medate as an Aoi Mon, this Mon was first used around 1550 by the Honda Clan and subsequently claimed by the Tokugawa Clan. There are various variants of the Aoi mon and this Medate Aoi mon was used by, among others, the Yamazaki Clan in Harima prefecture.
The Hachi has a black lacquer layer and thickened strips have been applied to it, making it look like a 64 plate helmet.
The Kabuto has an interior that is subject to the many years that the Kabuto is old and shows some wear.
The Mae-zashi and the Fukigaeshi are also painted in old condition with black paint with minor damage, but can be considered as good overall.
The Shiroko is also painted black and in good old condition, not very discolored and no loose wires.

A very special Kabuto with Medate as a beautiful model.

Price Euro 4250, -

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-3

This is an authentic Japanese antique kabuto / Jingasa.

This Jingasa from the Edo period (1700-1876) with 2 types of family mons on it has been a foot soldier or Samuari.
The Jingasa has a turtle typical design.
If that would have been a soldier, it was certainly a head man ( commander ) considering the quality and execution of the Jingasa.
The inside is still complete and in good condition, on the inner edge some of the outer layer of paint is scrolled.

The mon with the 3 cubs is called the Tortoise Shell image or Kikko Mon from the Asai Nagamasa family.
The mon with the 3 pine boo branches is from the Kojo family and means “long live” and is called the Matsu Mon.

A beautiful whole in good quality and good condition.

Euro 1850, -

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-4

Sode, schoulder/arm plates for an Samurai Armor
period late Edo
The iron Kittsuke-Kozane are gold laquerd, the bandage is dark blue silk, the tassels are orange.

In good condition.

size ; 20 x 20cm

Price 525,- Euro

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-5

This is a Japanese kabuto, consignment sales, customer assignment.
A very nice Kabuto as Heichozan model, as an example from the Koto period, probably made in the Edo period.
This Kabuto has no Medate but the large Fukigaeshi which are typical model for those Muromachi days.
The Hachi has a beautiful deep patina and on it are richly decorated brass / gold plated ornaments, both on the front and back of the Hachi.
This hachi has 4 large metal plates on the helmet in the form of a leaf or flower with the large studs per plate.
The Shiroko is in very good condition, slightly discolored and no loose wires.
As with this Muromachi period of kabuto there is a large Hachimanza that is open as a kind of flower.
The Kabuto has a replacement interior made of leather to replace the old fabric version.
The brocade on the Fukigaeshi and Mae-zashi are in old condition with some discoloration and damage, but can be considered good overall.

A beautiful Muromachi style Kabuto in good condition.

Price Euro 3850, -

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-6

This piece is original and antique.

This is a very special BAMEN, or Horse-Kabuto from the Edo period.
Some Samurai on horseback also had to provide their horse with equipment against arrows, naginata and yari to protect them which also these BAMEN was part of.
De Bamen was always in the shape of a dragon's head to give additional fear and terror to the enemy .
The mask consists of compressed leather and then impregnated with Urushi-Nuri lacquer. The ears are attached to the head with leather strap and can move freely forwards and backwards.
These Bamen after many decades in Japan found in a barn with a thick layer of dust and other deposits, this is after many weeks and a lot of brushing largely removed, see the photos in found condition.
In the meantime I have been active for many years with Japanese sword art and the Samurai, but in all those decades I have never encountered a Bamen, an extremely rare thing.

In private collection

68cm long and 45cm wide.

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-7

This is an authentic Japanese antique Menpo.

A beautiful iron Menpo with brush mustache from the Edo period (ca. 1700 to 1850).
This Menpo has no paint on the outside, which gives the iron a nice patina over the years, the inside is painted with dark red paint with some peeling spots.
The throat collar is painted on the outside with gold paint, and the inside is finished with black lacquer, also flaking here, in a good old condition and has no loose threads.
With this Menpo, the nose can also be removed with part of the mustache.

A beautiful Edo Menpo in good condition.

Price Euro 1650, -

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-8

This is a Japanese kabuto, consignment sales, customer assignment.
A very special decorative lacquered 12 plates Kabuto as a Goshozan model. This Kabuto is made according to a very famous kabuto that is in a museum in Japan. The Hachi itself is from the Edo period, and later in the Taisho or Showa period (1912-1926) the Medate and horns were applied to it.
This Kabuto with a Medate like Japanese devil or Oni is also painted black. All parts are removable and the horns are made of a kind of pressed paper and very light in weight.
This hachi is made up of 12 plates.
The Shiroko is covered with a kind of leather and in good condition, has no loose threads and the Hachi has the fabric interior with strap for mounting on the head and the Mempo.
A very special and decorative Kabuto in good condition.

Price Euro 3700, -

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-9

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.
A very nice lacquered Edo period, special Kawari-Kabuto model from the 2nd half of the Edo period (ca. 1680-1730). This black lacquered Kabuto has a Medate in the image of a crane bird as Mon or family coat of arms of the KARASUMARU Clan and USHIRODATE. This kind of Kabuto is rare and was originally a copy from China of high-ranking priests at the court from ancient times.
The Hachi has a relatively good black lacquer layer with little not so deep damage. The base is iron, the extra elevation is also made of iron as a base. This Kabuto has no Fukigaeshi but does have a copper edge on the Mae-Zashi.
The Kabuto has an original orange linen interior which is still in good condition, but is loose on one side.
With this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself and forms a fixed unit that is painted with it, the inside is painted black. The Shiroko is in good old condition of metal and painted black and has no loose wires and only slightly discolored.
A very special Kabuto with original Medate, an exceptional model that is 38 cm high (incl. the Shiroko).

Price Euro 5300,-, Kabuto-stander not included

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-10

This is an authentic Japanese antique Samurai Kabuto.
A very special original late Edo period SAIGA Kabuto model signed with red lacquer signature: MYOCHIN MUNEKATSU, This special Kabuto has an iron Hachi that has a beautiful deep patina, a Maedate is like a moon in metal.
Oki Tenugui Saiga Kabuto is a hachi (bowl) style helmet with 2 overlapping top plates. Like the Okitenugui Nari Saiga Kabuto, the oki tenugui kabuto is crafted in the form of a folded towel embellished with kirigane (raised geometric design). This unique style of kabuto requires the handiwork of an artisan specialist Armorsmith. Due to the wide plate design, it had to be manufactured with pure, thick steel, which gives it superior protection over many other kabuto models. There are only a few existing saiga-style kabuto, but almost all of them are unique in design. Due to its unique design and the high level of armor required, the saiga is considered a prestigious kabuto, worn by Daimyo, Taisho and their high-ranking samurai warrior. It is often finished in natural iron, to show the high quality of the metal used. Saiga school helmets are quite rare. Iron Mountain Armory Taisho level samurai armor katchû-shi (the Japanese gunsmith) joins in making oki tenugui saiga kabuto. The distinctive miage shiwa (simulated facial wrinkles) and mayu (simulated eyebrows) are all hammered by hand. The Kabuto is broad in scope and larger than another model Kabuto from the Edo period. Munenaga was the adopted son of Muneyoshi. He was born in Tenpoten (1839) and succeeded two months after Muneyoshi's death as the 5th principal of the Tosa-Myôchin School, to be precise, he passed on the 27th day of the fourth month of Keiô three (1867). MUNEKATSU was a student of Munenaga, these Kabutos were made until the end of the Boshin War in 1869.
The Shikoro has a relatively very good dark brown lacquer layer with a few spots where the lacquer has chipped on the inside. The special thing is that the Shikoro is knotted in rows with poze., normally the Ito silk thread runs around the Shikoro. This Kabuto has the typical Saiga eyebrows on the forehead on the Mae-zashi.
The Kabuto has a dark blue linen interior which is still in good condition and has the cutout for the signature. With this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself and forms a solid unit with deep patina.

A beautiful very special original Edo period Kabuto with Medate.

Price Euro 7950,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-11

This is an authentic Japanese Boys-day kabuto set.
A very nice Boys-day set with Kabuto, Tachi and Yumi with arrow and storage box.
This set is from around 1950-1960 and is intended as a Boys-day set that was given to the son at the age of 14 for the birthday.
This is not a simple tourist or export boys-day set, but a better set that is well made and has 2 family mons, the Kabuto medate is also signed.
The Mons are the Hayakawa (Cherry blossem) in full color with gold lacquer and as a non-colored mon.
This Kabuto hachi has studs/nots of which 7 are arranged below each other per plate and various beautiful decorations.
The Shiroko is in very good condition, not very discolored and no loose threads.
The bow and arrow and the tachi with their standard also feature the family Mons and are finished in thick black lacquer.
The coffin also has the Mon and thick black lacquer, inside the coffin has a kind of paper wallpaper with waves.

Medate Inscription: Saga Kokuhin Kabuto (copy of National important Kabuto). Dai Nan Kou Masashige Kusunoki (Busho Army Officer). Chyou
Go Son Shi-die (name or Temple). Hou Zou (keep this Tresure)
Signature: Tomo Masa Yetsu (Maker)

Dimensions ;
Kabuto without Medate; 33 cm high - 28 cm deep - 22 cm wide
Klist; 33 cm high - 31 cm deep - 40 cm wide
Bow ; 91 cm high.
Tachi; 65 cm high.

A beautiful Boys-day Kabuto set in good condition.

Price Euro 1850,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-12

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.

A very nice varnished original middle Edo period Akoda-nari Kabuto model from the middle Edo period (c. 1660-1690). This dark red / brown lacquered Kabuto has with an iron Hachi that is lacquered, the Medate is given a Japanese style character with gold color paint.
The Hachi has a relatively good dark brown finish with a few spots where the paint has broken off. This Kabuto has eyebrows on the Mae-zashi and a frown in the forehead. The Hachimanza on top of the Kabuto consists of 4 parts and is in good condition.
The Kabuto has a dark green linen interior which is still in good condition. The double brush is also present at the rear.
In this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself and forms a fixed unit that is painted with, the inside is dark red.
The Shiroko is in good old condition of metal and with black lacquered thin leather covered. The Fukigaeshi are also covered with thin leather and lacquered, which is slightly damaged on the left side.
A beautiful original Edo period Kabuto with Medate.

Price Euro 2650, -

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-13

This is an authentic Japanese antique Jingasa.
This Jingasa from the Edo period (1700-1850) with a family mon on it that is combined from 2 different Mons and belonged to a soldier or Samuari. The Jingasa has a typical turtle design.
If it would have been a soldier, it would certainly have been a head man, given the quality and execution of the Jingasa with brush on the back. The interior is incomplete, there are a few cracks in the paint layer and something has peeled off. What is a nice feature is that this Jingasa probably received a blow from a sword, given the packaging and damage, see the photo.
The mon as swastica inside is called the Manji or 10,000 symbol of the Tanami in Kawachi Clan or family. The mon that surrounds it as a branch is from the Kitagawa Clan or family and means “Fuji” and is called the Wisteria Mon. A special mon, combined in one figure which is rare. A beautiful piece in good quality and in condition with some paint damage due to age. Dimensions: 33cm x 29cm

Euro 460, -

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-14

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.
A very nice varnished original early to mid Edo period 18 plates Goshozan Kabuto model from the mid Edo period (c. 1660-1690). This dark brown lacquered Kabuto with gold paint on the attachment of the plates has an iron hachi that is lacquered, a Medate is like a Buddhist Ken with a dragon on it in gold paint.
The Hachi has a good dark brown paint finish with very little damage. This Kabuto has the same paint finish on the Mae-zashi. The Hachimanza on top of the Kabuto consists of 4 parts and in good condition with engravings in the brass. The Fukigaeshi also have the same dark brown paint, which has some paint damage on the inside.
The Kabuto has a linen interior which is still in good condition.
In this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself and forms a fixed unit that is also painted, the inside is painted dark red / brown.
The Shiroko is in good old condition, made of metal and also painted dark brown with a dark blue band crimped without loose wires.
A beautiful original Edo period Kabuto with Ken model Medate.

Price Euro 3450, -

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-15

This is an authentic Japanese antique Jingasa.
This special woven Jingasa from the Edo period (1700-1876) with a Clan or family mon on it belonged to a Daimyo or Shogunate employee or farm worker. The braided Jingasa has the typical pancake model and is lacquered dark brown.
Many of these braided Jingasas have broken because the material is fairly light and delicate. The interior is in reasonably good condition without chin strap.
The mon has the image of the Hiki or Beams Mon of the Kitsukawa Hiroiye or of the Sakuma Clan or family.
A beautiful whole in good quality and good condition. Diameter 43 cm.

Price Euro 570, -

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-16

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.
An original early to mid Edo period 62 plates Köseizan Kabuto model from the Edo period (c. 1600-1690). These 62 plates Kabuto with an iron Hachi that has a kind of black lacquer, The Medate is like an unfolded fan made of wood, red lacquered.
The Hachi has a good dark brown patina with very little damage. This Kabuto has the same patina on the Mae-zashi and is torn in the red lacquer at the bottom but is firmly attached. The Hachimanza on top of the Kabuto consists of 3 parts and is in good condition and is made of brass. The Fukigaeshi are made of copper or brass with an engraving and divided into 2 parts with a border that is beautifully engraved.The two Fukigaeshi are movable and can be folded backwards, which is not very standard, with a Mon or family crest like Shisume, four eyes (the left one has been replaced due to being lost from the original) of the Sasa Narimasa Clan.
The Kabuto has a dark blue linen interior which is still in good condition, the chin strap is somewhat damaged and not in its full length anymore. In this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is a loze unit that is mounted to the Hachi and also painted, the inside is painted dark red / brown.
The Shiroko is in old condition of metal and painted black where the paint is flaking off in several places, with a dark blue band knotted without many loose threads.

A beautiful original Edo period Kabuto with Medate.

SOLD

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-17

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.
An original early to mid Edo period 32 plates Goshozan Kabuto model from the Edo period (c. 1600-1690). These 32 plates Kabuto with an iron Hachi that has a beautiful patina, The Medate is lacquered in gold laquere as a Shishi templedog.
The Hachi has a good dark patina with very little damage. This Kabuto has the same patina on the Mae-zashi and is in very good condition with the red lacquer on the bottom. The Hachimanza on top of the Kabuto consists of 4 parts and is in good condition and is made of brass and engraved. The Fukigaeshi are quite large in size and covered with fabric on the front and painted with gold foil or thick gold paint on the back with the right side loosening slightly in the middle.
The Kabuto has a dark blue linen interior which is still in good condition.
The Mae-zashi in this Kabuto is an attached version with also the beautiful patina, the inside is painted dark red / brown.
The Shiroko is in very good old condition, made of metal with a beautiful patina, with a dark blue band, no loose threads.

A beautiful original Edo period Kabuto with Shishi Temple Dog Medate.

Price Euro 3950, -

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-18

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.
A very nice lacquered Edo period special Eboshi-Kabuto model from the middle Edo period (ca.1650-1690).
This black lacquered Kabuto has a Medate as a circle that should represent the sun (diameter 16 cm.). This kind of Kabuto is rarely seen and is not often offered.
The Hachi has a very good black lacquer layer with very little damage. The base is iron. This Kabuto has the AOI mon ( Hollyhock ) mon in brass on the Fukigaeshi as a Mon or family crest of the Honda or Tadakatzu Clan.
The Kabuto has an original linen interior which is still in very good condition.
With this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself and forms a fixed unit that is painted with it, the inside is painted orange-red. The Shiroko is in good old condition with blue cord and metal and is painted black, has no loose wires and very little discolouration.
A very special Kabuto with original Medate, an exceptional model that is 40 cm high (incl. the Shiroko).

Price Euro 4950,- Kabuto-stander not included





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