Suit of armour
Arms and armour
Leather, Metal, Textile
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
Samurai armour. A suit of Tosei-Gusoko armour consisting of a Helmet (Kabuto) with a Hineno-Jikoro nekguard. A mask (Mempo) missing its nose, attached throatguard (Nodowa), two shoulder guards (Stode) braided in Kebiki. A pair of sleeves (Kote) a curiass (Do) in the Tate-Hagi style in leather, hinged in four places. a padded collar. Seven detachable tassets (Kusazuri) of five lames in two sections. high armour (Haidate) and shin guards (Suneate).
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.