Suit of armour
Arms and armour
1700 - 1800
Leather, Metal, Silk, 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 rivits in the Koshozan style with a five plate neckguard (Shikoro) laced in Sugake. A mask (Mempo) with attached throatguard (Nodowa). Two shoulder guards (Stode) laced in Kebiki, a pair of sleeves (Kote). A curiass (Do) in the Nuinobe-Do style with a mon on the Muna-Ita and six attached tassets (Kusazuri laced in Kebiki. Thigh armour (Haidate) of square plates joined with mail and a pair of shin guards (Suneate).
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.