ARMOR OF THE YOKOHAGIDŌ TYPE
Early to mid-Edo period: 17th-18th century
This flamboyant example shows how color and an impressive helmet could help a samurai stand out on the battlefield. Notice the dragon engulfed in flames and gold crests of the Shinagawa family on the helmet as well as the gold lacquered Sanskrit characters on the sleeves.
The History Place Terms
of Use: Private home/school non-commercial, non-Internet re-usage only
is allowed of any text, graphics, photos, audio clips, other electronic
files or materials from The History Place