Suit of armour:


Crest of the Matsudaira family, daimyō of Matsue in Izumo. 18th century.


62 plate helmet, attributed to Yoshimichi, Iwai school mask, cuirass of hishinui-dō style, covered by kairage-same and Portuguese leather (kin karakawa), hon-kozane laquered over gold leaf, laced with doeskin

Helmet full size

Cuirass full size

Armour full size