A soldier in armour(4)
Japanese Warior. 三百八十八 八八
[ID] 4780  ( ID:4780 )
[Photographer] Usui Shuzaburo
[Album] Usui Shuzaburo (album)
[Place] unknown
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 152x207
[Cabinet] 94-28-0
[Keyword] Samurai
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The "domaru" (torso guard) was used by samurai from the mid-Kamakura Period. The man strikes a stately pose in his "kabuto" war helmet, shoulder protectors, "hitatare" frontal armour and war shoes. By this time, however, armour was little more than an object for decoration.