Picture Of Japanese 16th Century Suit Of Plate Armour

Picture Of Japanese 16th Century Suit Of Plate Armour

Description

A Japanese (samurai) suit of armour with a western-style cuirass (dou or dō) made of plate armour.

Source Desc

Tokyo National Museum

Licence

Public domain

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Japanese Armor

Japan was the homeland of samurai, warrior cast that used elaborate armors made in very specific way. Here you can learn more about history of Japan, and the many forms of “Dō” armor they used between 4th and 19th century.

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