Japanese Armor Photos

Historic Japan had a Samurai warrior class of higher status which developed highly decorated armor.

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Edo period Japanese armor & Samurai sword at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Detail of helmet of Edo period Japanese armor at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Edo-period Samurai helmet with half-face mask from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Yukinoshita armor with "rigid bowl" helmet from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Edo period Japanese armor (18th C) & Samurai sword (c1400) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Detail of helmet of Edo period Japanese armor (18th C) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Edo-period Samurai helmet with half-face mask (c1615-50) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Yukinoshita armor with "rigid bowl" helmet (1615-1700) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Samurai statue given to Roosevelt by Admiral Togo of Japan following negotiations for peace treaty between Japan & Russia at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Actor in Red Kimono with Sword woodblock print by Katsukawa Shun'ei at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.Japanese origami helmet with over 1,000 folded pieces of paper by school children given to President Reagan by Japan during Tokyo Economic Summit at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.Edo period Japanese stirrups at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Samurai statue given to Roosevelt by Admiral Togo of Japan following negotiations for peace treaty between Japan & Russia at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Actor in Red Kimono with Sword woodblock print (c1790s) by Katsukawa Shun'ei at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.Japanese origami helmet with over 1,000 folded pieces of paper (1986) by school children given to President Reagan by Japan during Tokyo Economic Summit at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.Edo period Japanese stirrups (abumi) (16-17th C) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Japanese Samurai ceremonial sword in ivory case was gift from Emperor of Japan while Anderson was American ambassador to Japan at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Japanese red lacquer lunch box decorated with Samurai sword guards at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.

Japanese Samurai ceremonial sword in ivory case was gift from Emperor of Japan while Anderson was American ambassador to Japan at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Japanese red lacquer lunch box decorated with Samurai sword guards at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.


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