Re: Question about spurs
- --- In email@example.com, "wodeford" <wodeford@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Rahlyns Falconer-Beddes"
> <rahlyns@> wrote:
> > I'm wondering would later period (1500s-1600s) Japanese spurs be
> > or different in any way? My only research resource at this time hasI don't think this is correct; I've seen spurs with armor sets that
> > been the internet - and I'm having no luck.
> I don't think the Japanese used spurs prior to the Meiji period when
> they adopted Western military uniforms and so forth.
certainly predated Meiji. They look somewhat different; the pair I
recall had basically a single somewhat sharp point. I dont' recall
where I saw them, but I'd guess at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC
(amazing armour collection in general BTW) or an armour set at the
Kannon-sama temple in Tokyo. (Damn, I can never remember the formal
name ... the one in Asakusa. Sensoiji?)