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Complete Genuine Edo p. Japanese Myochin Samurai Armor

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A matching Edo period Myochin signed Go-mai-do Gusoku yoroi lacquered black and threaded with blue chord emblazoned with a seven star crest. It features a 24 plate suji kabuto with elaborate tehen kanamomo signed Myochin Ki Munemasa saku. The blossoming Shikoro features large back-turned Fukigaeshi and mabizashi covered in leather and also emblazoned with the seven star crest. Inserted in front is a sharp kuwa-gata maedate. The mask is a reisei ho with prominent flanges matching the design of the helmet and sode. Large five plate sode protect the shoulders, and the Do, made up of five hinged parts, supports 9 rows of gessan to protect the waist. The raw iron sangu is on all matching cloth dyed with the 7 star crest. The Haidate is of the Kawara style with leather plates lacquered black, and the suneate are signed, as is the helmet, Myochin Munemasa. It is in oveall fine condition. There are a few chips onteh mask typical of use, and the base of the maedate uke has been repaired. For more photographs please contact me.
Myochin Munemasa (Shahei) was a descendant (24th generation) of Myochin Munesuke active in Edo during the Tenwa era (later 17th century).