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Rare Japanese Antique Samurai Armor Carrying Box (Gusoku Bitsu)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1326900
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Rare Japanese gusoku bitsu (carrying box for samurai armor). Made of kiri (paulownia) wood and lacquered red and black. Unusual curved form. Leather shoulder straps for carrying. Iron hardware. Top lifts off. Decorated with the mon (crest) of the Oyamada Samurai clan. Edo Period (circa 1800's) Size: 28" high x 15" wide x 16 1/2" deep.