Haramaki with Multicolored Lacing, Ridged Helmet, and Large Shoulder Guards .

Title

Haramaki with Multicolored Lacing, Ridged Helmet, and Large Shoulder Guards .

Description

 
This particular peice of armour was influenced by not only comabtive requirements, but religion as well. The stylized antlers would normally embody an animalistic spirit, but these resemble kaji leaves, revered since ancient times and often used as offerings to Shinto dieties. This artistic fusion of the discipline of the gods and of combat was common in peices of armor and weaponry, as both were vital peices to the Japanese.

Source

Sata-jinja Shrine, Shimane Prefecture

Date

Muromachi period, 15th century.

Format

Iron, leather, gilt copper, lacquer, braid, and cord

Files

Haramaki.jpg
Date Added
May 9, 2011
Collection
Samurai Armor
Citation
“Haramaki with Multicolored Lacing, Ridged Helmet, and Large Shoulder Guards .,” Artists, Patrons, and Japanese Art, accessed September 23, 2017, http://artistandpatrons.omeka.net/items/show/23.