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‘HONKOZANE HARA-ATE’ (CHEST PROTECTION OF REAL SCALES)

17th Century

 

This ‘hara-ate’ is made of ten lames of lacquered iron ‘honkozane’ (real scales), laced with white, light blue and navy blue silk lacing. The interior is lined with doeskin.

The ‘watagami’ (shoulder straps) are also made of doeskin with buffalo horn toggles. With old paulownia storage box.

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