Re: [SCA-JML] minamoto no yoshihira
- jeremy_kroeker wrote:
>Only a handful of o-yoroi of that period survive with specific attributions of
> I've seen a really neat looking picture of minamoto no yoshihira (a
> fictional drawing of him in his armor) but really nice. I was
> wondering if any one has or knows of actual pictures of his armor.
the people who had them -- and many of those attributions are suspect. The "big
names" tend to make the suits more "impressive" and museums and shrines are not
very concerned about investigated the provenance as the names attract people to
come (pay to) see them.
I definitely can't recall ever seeing one specifically attributed to Yoshihira.
Granted that he was killed when he was about 19 or 20 makes him a candidate for
the "awwwwwww, kawai-sou ni" factor; indeed, that is his ONLY claim to faim --
that he died young and kinda tragically. Historically, he's a non-entity and a
Anthony J. Bryant
Effingham's Heraldic Avatars (...and stuff):
Grand Cross, Order of the Laurel: