Japanese armour
Armor in Japan has a history that goes back as far as the 4th century. Japanese armour developed enormously over the centuries since its introduction to the battlefield. It was worn to varying degrees...
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Samurai armour
Armor in Japan has a history that goes back as far as the 4th century. Japanese armour developed enormously over the centuries since its introduction to the battlefield. It was worn to varying degrees...
Samurai armour - Wikipedia
Karuta (armour)
Karuta (カルタ金, karuta-gane) was a type of armour worn by samurai warriors and their retainers during the feudal era of Japan. The word karuta comes from the Portuguese word meaning "card", (car...
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Kabuto
Kabuto (兜, 冑) is a type of helmet first used by ancient Japanese warriors, and in later periods, they became an important part of the traditional Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and their re...
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Auxiliary armours of Japan
Auxiliary Japanese armours are optional armour items worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan in addition to the traditional six armour components.
The six major articles or components of Japanes...
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Tatami (Japanese armour)
Japanese tatami armour (畳胴具足), or tatami gusoku (Tatami, from Tatamu 畳む, "To fold") and gusoku (meaning armour), was a type of lightweight portable folding Japanese armour worn during the feudal era ...
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Sangu (armour)
Sangu is the term for the three armour components that protected the extremities of the samurai class of feudal Japan.
Traditional Japanese armour had six main components (hei-no-rokugu, roku gu, ...
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Dō (armour)
Dou or dō (chest armour or cuirass) are one of the major components of Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and foot soldiers (ashigaru) of feudal Japan.
The predecessor of the samurai dou (d...
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Karuta (Japanese armour)
Karuta (カルタ金, karuta-gane) was a type of armour worn by samurai warriors and their retainers during the feudal era of Japan. The word karuta comes from the Portuguese word meaning "card", (car...
Karuta (Japanese armour) - Wikipedia
Kikko (Japanese armour)
Kikko (亀甲, kikkō) are small iron or hardened leather, hexagon shaped armour plates used in the construction of Japanese armor worn by samurai and ashigaru (foot soldiers) of feudal Japan.
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Kusari (Japanese mail armour)
Kusari gusoku (chain armour) is the Japanese term for mail armour. Kusari is a type of armour used by the samurai class and their retainers in feudal Japan. When the word kusari is used in conjunction...
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Haramaki (armour)
Haramaki is a type of chest armour (dou or dō) worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan and their retainers.
Haramaki were originally constructed with the same materials as the o-yoroi but design...
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Mempo
Mempo (also menpō, mengu or occasionally men yoroi), is the term for various types of facial armour worn by the samurai class and their retainers in feudal Japan. Types of Japanese facial armour inclu...
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Lamé (armor)
A lame is a solid piece of sheet metal used as a component of a larger section of plate armor. Multiple lames are riveted together or connected by leather straps or cloth lacing to form an articulate...
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Ō-yoroi
The ō-yoroi (大鎧) is a prominent example of early Japanese armor worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan. The term ō-yoroi means "great armor."
Ō-yoroi first started to appear in the 10th cen...
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Bōgu
Bōgu (防具, "armour"), properly called kendōgu (剣道具, "kendo equipment"), is training armour used primarily in the Japanese martial art of kendo, with variants used for jukendo, naginatajutsu, an...
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Dō-maru
Dō-maru (胴丸), or "body wrap", was a type of chest armour (dou or dō) worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan. Dō-maru first started to appear in the 11th century as an armour for lesser samurai and ...
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