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On this page you will find an overview of the Samurai Yoroi armor, Kabuto helmets, Meadate, Menpo and Jingasa that we currently have in our assortment. Behind his Obi, the Samurai carried the Katana or Wakizashi with the Koshiare. All these products are old/antique and one-off. So they are not reproductions. On the left you see a description and on the right the corresponding image. When you click on the image of the Yoroi, Kabuto, Mempo or Jingasa you will see an enlargement and more detailed photos.

Kabuto & Yoroi

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-0

This is an authentic Japanese antique armor Yoroi & Kabuto & Menpo.

An early Edo period (ca.1650-1700) very special unique black steel painted Yoroi with iron Kabuto as a skull around the Meiji period from which a snake emerges. The Do and other parts are braided with green and orange silk thread, iron non-lacquered Menpo, like the Kabuto, also has a beautiful deep dark brown patina. This Yoroi comes with Certificate of the JAPANESE ARMOR SOCIEY and has a TOKUBETSU KICHO rating (above average ) Described as : TETSU KURO URUSINURI KITTSUKE KOZANE HIROMARO ODOSHI NIMAIDO GUSOKU.
This harness is in original VERY GOOD condition, unrestored, and here and there some paint damage (mostly on the inside of the Yoroi) that is due to age and wear / bumps from regular wear. There are virtually no wires / ribbons from the harness. wickerwork has come loose, the color has also been well preserved and has faded little. All this gives this harness an appearance with experience.
The Do, or body plates are braided with green and orange silk and are in very good condition.
These iron Kabuto and Mempo have a beautiful dark brown patina, the linen interior of the Kabuto is somewhat torn and part of the mounting edge is coming loose. The Kabuto was turned into this skull around the Meiji period, the pot is made from one iron part and knocked out, with many details such as the scales of the snake and the fontanelle cracks in the skull.
The Shikoro is in old unrestored condition and consists of 5 rows of plates in very good condition. Both Sode/shoulder plates consist of 6 slats and have some weather influence over the many years, but are also in very good condition.
The storage box in old lacquered one with some transport damage but otherwise in good condition.

An old very nice Yoroi with beautiful super unique Scull Kabuto with Mempo in very good condition with TOKUBETSU KICHO Certificate.

Price Euro 22.350,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-1

This is an authentic Japanese antique kabuto.

A very nice iron lacquered 62 Ken-Suji plates Kabuto as a Goshózan-kabuto model from the middle to later Edo period, (1750-1790) with a Medate as deer antlers made of brass.
This dark red brown lacquered 64 plates Kabuto has a Medate as a deer antler. The Hachi with the paintwork are in excellent condition. The Mae-zashi is a fixed unit to the helmet itself and the Fukigaeshi are painted with black lacquer with minor damage, but overall in good original condition. The crown / Hachimanza is made of brass and copper, is 5 parts and beautifully decorated. The Shiroko is a 5 piece, painted black and in very good old condition, not very discolored with the silk wirebuttons on the bottom row fixed with dark red paint.
The Kabuto has an interior which is still in very good condition.
A very nice mid to later Edo period Kabuto with Medate as a beautiful show model.

Price Euro 3700,- (standard not included)

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-2

This is an authentic Japanese antique kabuto.

A very beautiful iron-lacquered 32 plate Kabuto as a Goshózan-kabuto model from the middle Edo period (1720-1760) with an Aoi Mon (Hollyhock) family crest.
This lacquered 32 plate Kabuto has a Medate as an Aoi Mon, this Mon was first used around 1550 by the Honda Clan and subsequently claimed by the Tokugawa Clan. There are various variants of the Aoi mon and this Medate Aoi mon was used by, among others, the Yamazaki Clan in Harima prefecture.
The Hachi has a black lacquer layer and thickened strips have been applied to it, making it look like a 64 plate helmet.
The Kabuto has an interior that is subject to the many years that the Kabuto is old and shows some wear.
The Mae-zashi and the Fukigaeshi are also painted in old condition with black paint with minor damage, but can be considered as good overall.
The Shiroko is also painted black and in good old condition, not very discolored and no loose wires.

A very special Kabuto with Medate as a beautiful model.
Kabuto stand not included

Price Euro 4250, -

€3950,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-3

This is an authentic Japanese antique kabuto / Jingasa.

This Jingasa from the Edo period (1700-1876) with 2 types of family mons on it has been a foot soldier or Samuari.
The Jingasa has a turtle typical design.
If that would have been a soldier, it was certainly a head man ( commander ) considering the quality and execution of the Jingasa.
The inside is still complete and in good condition, on the inner edge some of the outer layer of paint is scrolled.

The mon with the 3 cubs is called the Tortoise Shell image or Kikko Mon from the Asai Nagamasa family.
The mon with the 3 pine boo branches is from the Kojo family and means “long live” and is called the Matsu Mon.

A beautiful whole in good quality and good condition.

Euro 1850, -

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-4

Sode, schoulder/arm plates for an Samurai Armor
period late Edo
The iron Kittsuke-Kozane are gold laquerd, the bandage is dark blue silk, the tassels are orange.

In good condition.

size ; 20 x 20cm

Price 525,- Euro

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-5

This is a Japanese kabuto, consignment sales, customer assignment.
A very nice Kabuto as Heichozan model, as an example from the Koto period, probably made in the Edo period.
This Kabuto has no Medate but the large Fukigaeshi which are typical model for those Muromachi days.
The Hachi has a beautiful deep patina and on it are richly decorated brass / gold plated ornaments, both on the front and back of the Hachi.
This hachi has 4 large metal plates on the helmet in the form of a leaf or flower with the large studs per plate.
The Shiroko is in very good condition, slightly discolored and no loose wires.
As with this Muromachi period of kabuto there is a large Hachimanza that is open as a kind of flower.
The Kabuto has a replacement interior made of leather to replace the old fabric version.
The brocade on the Fukigaeshi and Mae-zashi are in old condition with some discoloration and damage, but can be considered good overall.

A beautiful Muromachi style Kabuto in good condition.

Price Euro 3850, -

€3100,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-6

This piece is original and antique.

This is a very special BAMEN, or Horse-Kabuto from the Edo period.
Some Samurai on horseback also had to provide their horse with equipment against arrows, naginata and yari to protect them which also these BAMEN was part of.
De Bamen was always in the shape of a dragon's head to give additional fear and terror to the enemy .
The mask consists of compressed leather and then impregnated with Urushi-Nuri lacquer. The ears are attached to the head with leather strap and can move freely forwards and backwards.
These Bamen after many decades in Japan found in a barn with a thick layer of dust and other deposits, this is after many weeks and a lot of brushing largely removed, see the photos in found condition.
In the meantime I have been active for many years with Japanese sword art and the Samurai, but in all those decades I have never encountered a Bamen, an extremely rare thing.

68cm long and 45cm wide.

PRICE EURO 9850,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-7

Commander war fan / GUNBAI Uchiwa.

This is a Gunbai Uchiwa in silver with Mons/family crests depicted.
These Fans were used by the commander during the samurai time to give the troops signals to take action.
It is a large version with the mon or family coat of arms of the Tominaga Clan (Mokko/Melon). In the past, this Mon was often used by the Samurai of the Asakura Clan and the Oda Clan.
The text in the middle can be read as “Buddhism”, the top center is in KEN form with Ken images on it.

This fan seems to be from the Meiji or Showa period, and may well have been used for official purposes or in Sumo wrestling. Although the Sumo usually had lacquered versions.
The total size is 55 cm high, 28 cm wide and the fan itself is 28 x 28 cm and the handle also 28 cm long, weight 1.25 Kg.

Price Euro 750,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-8

This is a Japanese kabuto, consignment sales, customer assignment.
A very special decorative lacquered 12 plates Kabuto as a Goshozan model. This Kabuto is made according to a very famous kabuto that is in a museum in Japan. The Hachi itself is from the Edo period, and later in the Taisho or Showa period (1912-1926) the Medate and horns were applied to it.
This Kabuto with a Medate like Japanese devil or Oni is also painted black. All parts are removable and the horns are made of a kind of pressed paper and very light in weight.
This hachi is made up of 12 plates.
The Shiroko is covered with a kind of leather and in good condition, has no loose threads and the Hachi has the fabric interior with strap for mounting on the head and the Mempo.
A very special and decorative Kabuto in good condition.

Price Euro 3700, -

€3500,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-9

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.
A very nice lacquered Edo period, special Kawari-Kabuto model from the 2nd half of the Edo period (ca. 1680-1730). This black lacquered Kabuto has a Medate in the image of a crane bird as Mon or family coat of arms of the KARASUMARU Clan and USHIRODATE. This kind of Kabuto is rare and was originally a copy from China of high-ranking priests at the court from ancient times.
The Hachi has a relatively good black lacquer layer with little not so deep damage. The base is iron, the extra elevation is also made of iron as a base. This Kabuto has no Fukigaeshi but does have a copper edge on the Mae-Zashi.
The Kabuto has an original orange linen interior which is still in good condition, but is loose on one side.
With this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself and forms a fixed unit that is painted with it, the inside is painted black. The Shiroko is in good old condition of metal and painted black and has no loose wires and only slightly discolored.
A very special Kabuto with original Medate, an exceptional model that is 38 cm high (incl. the Shiroko).

Price Euro 5300,-, Kabuto-stander not included

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-10

This is an authentic Japanese antique Samurai Kabuto.
A very special original late Edo period SAIGA Kabuto model signed with red lacquer signature: MYOCHIN MUNEKATSU, This special Kabuto has an iron Hachi that has a beautiful deep patina, a Maedate is like a moon in metal.
Oki Tenugui Saiga Kabuto is a hachi (bowl) style helmet with 2 overlapping top plates. Like the Okitenugui Nari Saiga Kabuto, the oki tenugui kabuto is crafted in the form of a folded towel embellished with kirigane (raised geometric design). This unique style of kabuto requires the handiwork of an artisan specialist Armorsmith. Due to the wide plate design, it had to be manufactured with pure, thick steel, which gives it superior protection over many other kabuto models. There are only a few existing saiga-style kabuto, but almost all of them are unique in design. Due to its unique design and the high level of armor required, the saiga is considered a prestigious kabuto, worn by Daimyo, Taisho and their high-ranking samurai warrior. It is often finished in natural iron, to show the high quality of the metal used. Saiga school helmets are quite rare. Iron Mountain Armory Taisho level samurai armor katchû-shi (the Japanese gunsmith) joins in making oki tenugui saiga kabuto. The distinctive miage shiwa (simulated facial wrinkles) and mayu (simulated eyebrows) are all hammered by hand. The Kabuto is broad in scope and larger than another model Kabuto from the Edo period. Munenaga was the adopted son of Muneyoshi. He was born in Tenpoten (1839) and succeeded two months after Muneyoshi's death as the 5th principal of the Tosa-Myôchin School, to be precise, he passed on the 27th day of the fourth month of Keiô three (1867). MUNEKATSU was a student of Munenaga, these Kabutos were made until the end of the Boshin War in 1869.
The Shikoro has a relatively very good dark brown lacquer layer with a few spots where the lacquer has chipped on the inside. The special thing is that the Shikoro is knotted in rows with poze., normally the Ito silk thread runs around the Shikoro. This Kabuto has the typical Saiga eyebrows on the forehead on the Mae-zashi.
The Kabuto has a dark blue linen interior which is still in good condition and has the cutout for the signature. With this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself and forms a solid unit with deep patina.

A beautiful very special original Edo period Kabuto with Medate.

Price Euro 7950,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-11

This is an authentic Japanese Boys-day kabuto set.
A very nice Boys-day set with Kabuto, Tachi and Yumi with arrow and storage box.
This set is from around 1950-1960 and is intended as a Boys-day set that was given to the son at the age of 14 for the birthday.
This is not a simple tourist or export boys-day set, but a better set that is well made and has 2 family mons, the Kabuto medate is also signed.
The Mons are the Hayakawa (Cherry blossem) in full color with gold lacquer and as a non-colored mon.
This Kabuto hachi has studs/nots of which 7 are arranged below each other per plate and various beautiful decorations.
The Shiroko is in very good condition, not very discolored and no loose threads.
The bow and arrow and the tachi with their standard also feature the family Mons and are finished in thick black lacquer.
The coffin also has the Mon and thick black lacquer, inside the coffin has a kind of paper wallpaper with waves.

Medate Inscription: Saga Kokuhin Kabuto (copy of National important Kabuto). Dai Nan Kou Masashige Kusunoki (Busho Army Officer). Chyou
Go Son Shi-die (name or Temple). Hou Zou (keep this Tresure)
Signature: Tomo Masa Yetsu (Maker)

Dimensions ;
Kabuto without Medate; 33 cm high - 28 cm deep - 22 cm wide
Klist; 33 cm high - 31 cm deep - 40 cm wide
Bow ; 91 cm high.
Tachi; 65 cm high.

A beautiful Boys-day Kabuto set in good condition.

SOLD

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-12

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.

A very nice varnished original middle Edo period Akoda-nari Kabuto model from the middle Edo period (c. 1660-1690). This dark red / brown lacquered Kabuto has with an iron Hachi that is lacquered, the Medate is given a Japanese style character with gold color paint.
The Hachi has a relatively good dark brown finish with a few spots where the paint has broken off. This Kabuto has eyebrows on the Mae-zashi and a frown in the forehead. The Hachimanza on top of the Kabuto consists of 4 parts and is in good condition.
The Kabuto has a dark green linen interior which is still in good condition. The double brush is also present at the rear.
In this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself and forms a fixed unit that is painted with, the inside is dark red.
The Shiroko is in good old condition of metal and with black lacquered thin leather covered. The Fukigaeshi are also covered with thin leather and lacquered, which is slightly damaged on the left side.
A beautiful original Edo period Kabuto with Medate.

Price Euro 2650, -

€2450,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-13

This is an authentic Japanese antique Jingasa.

This special braided Jingasa from the Edo period (1700-1876) with a Clan or family mon on it was from the Kuwana or Tomura clan as an image Hoshi (stars) of a foot soldier or employee. The braided Jingasa has a turtle model and is lacquered dark brown.
Many of these braided Jingasas have broken because the material is fairly light and delicate. The interior is in fairly good condition, the jingasa itself is painted dark red on the inside.
A beautiful whole in good quality and good condition. Diameter approx. 35 cm

Price Euro 320,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-14

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.

A very nice Edo period lacquered Heichozan-Kabuto as a horned version from the later Edo period (ca.1750-1790).
This black lacquered Kabuto has a brass Medate as a circle that represents the sun (diameter 9.2 cm.) with a Mon family on it, from the Kakami or Kawabuko clan and 2 large horns.
The Hachi has long blond / white hair, it is horse hair that has recently been restored in Japan because the old hair had bald spots, the Mar-zashi has a good black paint with a few cracks. The base of the Hachi is iron. This Kabuto has an imposing appearance due to the wild shaggy hair and the large horns that are removable. The Kabuto has an original linen interior which is still in very good condition.
In this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself and forms a fixed unit that is also painted, the inside is painted red. The Shiroko is in good old condition with blue and orange cord (somewhat faded over the years) and the Fukigaeshi is metal and painted black, and has no loose wires. A very special Kabuto with original Medate, an exceptional model that is 57 cm high (including the Shiroko and horns).

(Kabuto Standard not included)

SOLD

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-15

This is an authentic Japanese antique Jingasa.

This Jingasa from the Edo period (1700-1850) with a mon family and a peony on the side and Shishi temple lion on it. Mon is the Bamboo symbol and probably of the Tateyama clan and belonged to a soldier or Samuari. The Jingasa has a turtle model.
If it had belonged to a soldier, it would certainly have been a chief given the quality and workmanship and the brass Hachimasa on top of the helmet.
The interior is not entirely complete, the paintwork is dark brown and is reasonably good. This Jingasa probably received a blow given the small dent damage in the front just above the edge.
A beautiful whole in good quality and condition with extra paintings. Dimensions : approx. 34cm x 31cm.

Price Euro 475,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-16

This is an authentic Japanese antique armor Yoroi & Kabuto & Menpo. An old Edo period (ca. 1690-1750) dark brown steel lacquered Yoroi with Kabuto as 32 plates Akoda-nari / Goshózan-kabuto model, from the early/middle Edo period, with a large and beautiful medate depicting a Demon in dark brown lacquer with gold lacquer. The also dark brown lacquered Menpo is a special “half face mask” type in very good condition.
This harness is in original condition, unrestored, so some of the old fabric damage here and there, at the arms and leg plates, has perished due to the many years and wear, some of the treaths have come loose, but that's only very few, also the color is well preserved and very little faded. All this gives this harness a look with experience.
The do, or body plates are trimmed on the edges with a thickened prepared wired edge as an extra decoration, the back side has the holder for placing a “clan flag”.
This iron Kabuto and Mempo have beautiful dark brown paint and an intact and complete interior, and a Medate has been placed on the Kabuto as a Demon. These are in very good condition with minimal damage to the paintwork.
The Shikoro is in old unrestored condition and consists of 5 plates, the bottom one being finished in beautiful intact gold paint in relief. The two Sode/shoulder plates consist of 6 slats and are in very good condition.
The storage box is not an old lacquered version but a Showa period made (ca. 1900-1930 or later) in good condition.

An old unrestored Yoroi with beautiful Kabuto with Mempo and Medate in original condition, which gives the armor a certain look and keeps the price low.

Price Euro 5350,-

€ 4770,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-17

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.
An original early to mid Edo period 32 plates Goshozan Kabuto model from the Edo period (c. 1600-1690). These 32 plates Kabuto with an iron Hachi that has a beautiful patina, The Medate is lacquered in gold laquere as a Shishi templedog.
The Hachi has a good dark patina with very little damage. This Kabuto has the same patina on the Mae-zashi and is in very good condition with the red lacquer on the bottom. The Hachimanza on top of the Kabuto consists of 4 parts and is in good condition and is made of brass and engraved. The Fukigaeshi are quite large in size and covered with fabric on the front and painted with gold foil or thick gold paint on the back with the right side loosening slightly in the middle.
The Kabuto has a dark blue linen interior which is still in good condition.
The Mae-zashi in this Kabuto is an attached version with also the beautiful patina, the inside is painted dark red / brown.
The Shiroko is in very good old condition, made of metal with a beautiful patina, with a dark blue band, no loose threads.

A beautiful original Edo period Kabuto with Shishi Temple Dog Medate.

Price Euro 3950, -

€3550,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-18

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.
A very nice lacquered Edo period special Eboshi-Kabuto model from the middle Edo period (ca.1650-1690).
This black lacquered Kabuto has a Medate as a circle that should represent the sun (diameter 16 cm.). This kind of Kabuto is rarely seen and is not often offered.
The Hachi has a very good black lacquer layer with very little damage. The base is iron. This Kabuto has the AOI mon ( Hollyhock ) mon in brass on the Fukigaeshi as a Mon or family crest of the Honda or Tadakatzu Clan.
The Kabuto has an original linen interior which is still in very good condition.
With this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself and forms a fixed unit that is painted with it, the inside is painted orange-red. The Shiroko is in good old condition with blue cord and metal and is painted black, has no loose wires and very little discolouration.
A very special Kabuto with original Medate, an exceptional model that is 40 cm high (incl. the Shiroko).

Price Euro 4950,- Kabuto-stander not included

HOLD

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-19

This is an authentic Japanese antique Kabuto.

A very nice lacquered original middle Edo period Zunari Kabuto, Heichozan model from the Edo period (ca.1700-1860). This dark brown lacquered Kabuto has an iron Hachi that is lacquered.
The Hachi has a good dark brown paint with only a few very minor damages. This Kabuto consists of 5 metal parts. The brass Hachimanza on top of the Kabuto consists of 4 parts and is in good condition.
The Kabuto has a dark blue linen interior which is still in reasonable condition (slightly cracked). The Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself in this Kabuto and forms a fixed unit that is also painted, the inside is dark red. The Shiroko is a 5 piece and in good old condition of metal and black with brown lacquered with the connecting cords still in good condition, but some are worn. The Fukigaeshi have a mon depicting the Shitsumu (four eyes) conceivably of the Nomura or Watada Clan or family.

We have received a very beautiful large Maedate as a large shell model from Japan that matches this helmet, the Maedate is 29 cm high and 39 cm wide in gold lacquer.

A beautiful original Edo period Kabuto.

Price Euro 1890,-
Price Euro with Maedate 2350,-

Kabuto & Yoroi nr.: K&Y-20

This is an authentic Japanese antique Edo period Kabuto.

In order to sell for a customer, a very beautiful lacquered dark brown Edo period special Eboshi-Kabuto model from the Edo period (ca.1690-1790).
This deep dark brown lacquered Kabuto has a Medate of wood painted with gold lacquer as a circle with a Mon family depicted, (depicting 4 eyes, of the MATCHUSHITA Clan) (diameter 5.5 cm.) This type of Kabuto is rarely seen and is also not often offered.
The Hachi has a very good paint job with little damage. The basis is iron. This Kabuto has the KATABAMI mon (Oxalis blossom) mon made of brass on the Fukigaeshi (where the Fukigaeshi has the shape of the Ginko leaf) as the Mon or family crest of the HAYAKAWA Clan. The Kabuto has an original linen interior that is still in good condition with some wear over the years.
In this Kabuto, the Mae-zashi is part of the Hachi itself and forms a fixed unit that is painted with it, the inside is painted orange-red. The Shiroko is in good old condition with green cord and metal and is lacquered, has no loose threads and little discoloration. The Mempo is a HANPO (half Mempo) and is painted black with green stitching. A very special Kabuto with Hanpo, an exceptional model that is approximately 35 cm high (including the Shiroko).

Price Euro 4395,- (Kabuto Standard not included)





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