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Armour: HEN.M.466-1933

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Comprising an eight plate tachi do the upper edges scalloped, lacquered dark brown with dark blue cross knots. The top plate has three tsuta mon (ivy leaves) in silver. The kusazuri are attached by kebiki laces in dark blue five rows of solid plates embossed to simulated kozane, and lacquered dark brown, except of the lower plate where they are covered with stencilled leather. The kosode of six plates match. The shoulder pads are covered in blue felt with red cross knots. The kote are associated, of plain dark blue hemp covered with russet iron plates and tekko, joined by mail gusari. The haidate are of black lacquered plates on brown hemp, with a band of blue leather above. These are badly damaged, and the scales are falling off. The suneate are blue brocade covered with russet iron plates joined by mail, with a patch of beige brocade at the inside of the ankle.


History note: Unknown before J.S. Henderson, Abbotsford

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Henderson, James Stewart


18th century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
1700 CE - 1799 CE


The mon was used by several families, principally the Matsudaira (Hawley and Chappelear 1976: 37).

Components of the work

Do Height 1500 mm Height 800 mm

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.466-1933
Primary reference Number: 162307
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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