netuske inro tsuba katana gusoku yoroi hiroshige ukiyo-e
Home
 
Shu-urushi nimai d gusoku
Early Edo Period


browse these categories for related items...
All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1700: item # 911979


Click to view additional online
photographs:
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

Giuseppe Piva
Via San Damiano, 2
20122 Milano - Italy
+39 348 4123426

Guest Book


SOLD, thank you.

Shu-urushi nimai d gusoku<br>Early Edo Period
Kabuto signed Jshu ju Saotome Iesada.

This armor has been submitted to the Nihon Katchu Bugu Kenkyu Hozan KaiAssociation for the Japanese Armor)and obtained the formal grade of Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho (particularly special item).

Even if the "red devils" of Ii naomasa are more famous, the first clan who dressed his warriors with red armors had been the Takeda. With a darker red lacquer, it is likely that the samurai who owned this suit was somehow related to this clan.

iesada is the fourth master of the Saotome school and is considered one of the best armorers of this school. According to the classification used by the Myochin, he belongs to the first 10% of best smiths, with the title of Jo Jo I (excellent).
Two armorers with the same name probably existed, but tho other one signed with his name only, leaving out "Jshu".

Please do not forget to visit my main website ww.giuseppepiva.com for more armors and works of art.


  Page design by TROCADERO © 1998-2009