Re: [SCA-JML] Yamabushi armor?!
- On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, mokurai wrote:
> mistaken. More to the point, Yamabushi is a term for a type of esotericI wondered if it wasn't made to _look_ like a yamabushi. It wouldn't be
> monk/sect. I can not recall an account of them actually fighting.
> Rather, they were/are warriors against the elements of nature, as it
> were, who perform great feats of endurance as trials which aid in the
> pursuit of enlightenment. They carry a symbolic sword, but that's it.
the first such armour I've seen. Perhaps it was someone who had 'taken
vows' and 'retired' in that semi-retired state that Sengoku daimyo were so
As for the sode, I'd defer to someone more knowledgable, such as
Hiraizumi-dono, but it seems to me that it might be one of those attempts
that people tried and probably didn't make the cut for most people.
I'm not sure if 'Yamabushi' is necessarily correct, though, and it may
have just been a pious samurai who wanted everyone to know it.