The Japanese Legacy Symposium IV in New York

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Luc Taelman
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Re: The Japanese Legacy Symposium IV in New York

Post by Luc Taelman » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:28 pm

These iscriptions give us a good idea what kind or armors were made at that time. Interesting grafitti ;)
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Re: The Japanese Legacy Symposium IV in New York

Post by Uwe Sacklowski » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 pm

Indeed!
One can find such shu-urushi inscriptions now and then on later armor pieces.
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Re: The Japanese Legacy Symposium IV in New York

Post by Luc Taelman » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:53 am

Not only on late armors. The inscriptions on the so called ‘taiko Hô kagemusa gusoku’ were a very interesting source of information. They date from the momoyama period.
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Re: The Japanese Legacy Symposium IV in New York

Post by John Wee Tom » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:23 pm

Luc Taelman wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:53 am
Not only on late armors. The inscriptions on the so called ‘taiko Hô kagemusa gusoku’ were a very interesting source of information. They date from the momoyama period.
Hi Luc,

What do the inscriptions on your armour say?
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Re: The Japanese Legacy Symposium IV in New York

Post by Luc Taelman » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:43 pm

A certain Iba Masanaga made/assembled this armor in 1830. I found no inscriptions so far on my kagemusa armor.
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Re: The Japanese Legacy Symposium IV in New York

Post by John Wee Tom » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:05 pm

Ah ok, I thought you were referring to your armour when you mentioned inscriptions on the "taiko Hō kagemusa gusoku".
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