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Samurai : arms, armor, costume

Author: Mitsuo Kure
Publisher: Edison, N.J. : Chartwell Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Samurai Arms, Armor, Costume is one of the first books to show the history and development of clothing, armor, and weaponry of Japan's samurai warrior class using reenactment photographic material. Covering almost a thousand years and all of the major periodicals of Japanese history, nearly fifty modes of dress are described and illustrated in full color. Most importantly, these depict the ever-evolving fighting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Named Person: Samurai - Clothing - Pictorial works.; Weapons - Japan - History - Pictorial works.; Armor - Japan - History - Pictorial works.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitsuo Kure
ISBN: 9780785822080 0785822089 9781905573417 1905573413
OCLC Number: 144513496
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Costumes: Hitatare and habaka --
Ohyoroi armor --
Lower-class samurai --
Domaru armor --
Domaru armor with shoulder guard --
Lady's walking-out or traveling costume --
Samurai hitatare --
Lady's walking-out costume and female servant's dress --
Suikan costume --
Daimon hitatare --
Hunting outfit --
Young farm girl --
Kogusoku light armor --
Lady's walking-out costume --
Warrior monk and retainer --
Ashigaru soldier --
Kawazutumi yoroi armor --
Akuto samurai and retainer --
Suoh hitatare --
Lower-class kawazutsumi armor --
Toseigusoku armor with buffalo helmet --
Toseigusoku armor with deer helmet --
Okegawa-do armor --
Kataginu jacket ; Christian samurai ; Lady's daily costume --
Lady's summer costume --
Abara-do cuirass --
Samurai plunderer --
Haramaki armor --
Ii family akazonae red armor --
Gomaido armor --
Kartasane plate armor ; Gunner's mogamido armor --
Nanbando "southern barbarian" armor --
Kataginu and hakama (kamishimo) --
Daily wear and walking-out clothes --
Fire-fighting outfit --
Nanbando armor with saika helmet --
Raiding outfit --
City magistrate --
Doshin police --
Lady's classic costume --
Special-duty police --
Robin --
Chronology.
Responsibility: Mitsuo Kure.

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Samurai Arms, Armor, Costume is one of the first books to show the history and development of clothing, armor, and weaponry of Japan's samurai warrior class using reenactment photographic material. Covering almost a thousand years and all of the major periodicals of Japanese history, nearly fifty modes of dress are described and illustrated in full color. Most importantly, these depict the ever-evolving fighting outfits of the samurai class and its warriors. However, also shown are their everyday and formal wear, including female costumes, which are particularly beautiful and fascinating.

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