About Ishida Mitsunari...
- Does anyone have pictures of Ishida Mitsunari armor. I'm not talking
about just the helmet, I'm talking about the whole thing.
- jeremy_kroeker wrote:
> Does anyone have pictures of Ishida Mitsunari armor. I'm not talkingI wasn't sure if any of his armours even survived -- given that he was one of
> about just the helmet, I'm talking about the whole thing.
the biggest losers in Japanese history, I didn't expect there to be any
concerted attempt at preserving his stuff.
I did find one picture -- a tiny B&W one -- in the Gakken Rekishi Gazô series
book on Mitsuhide, however. It must be the only one, as the series art directors
usually droolingly go over the armour of the people that they present.
The photo depicts a (black? brown?) nuinobe do laced in a pale color; the
kusazuri are gold (also laced in a pale color), and the bottom plate is covered
with bear fur. The kote are Etchû-style (that is, covered in mail with tiny
rectangular ikada [plates] over the forearm and upper arm). It doesn't show
sode. The haidate is also Etchû-style; mail-covered, with small ikada. The
helmet appears to be a 62- or 72-plate bowl, with a very small disc-shaped front
crest. There's a hanbô as well. The suneate are splint-construction.
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