MUSÉE DE LA CIVILISATION - Samurai Exhibition

Armour, begining of the 17th century (end of the Momoyama period), and sashimono featuring three feathers, gilded papier-mâché (washi), end of the 16th century. Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas (Texas).
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By Periklis Deligiannis
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CONTINUED FROM PART I

 

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Half-visor and neck-protector.
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Continental-inspired helmet, also bearing the face of a dragon.

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Axe-shaped helmet

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Helmet with torso protection, but not so unusual in the Samurai armies.
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Morion Samurai
A unique Samurai helmet of the European Morion type, brought in the Far East seas by the Spaniards, Portuguese and Dutch seafarers.

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Periklis Deligiannis
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