Suit of Armor in Gusoku Style

Suit of Armor in Gusoku Style
Cultural Asesets designated by the Hikone City government
Shiga Prefecture
Red-lacquered iron plates with blue silk lacing
With cuirass in okegawa-nimaido style
Momoyama - Edo period, 17th century
Owned by Ii Naomasa (1561-1602), 1st lord of the Hikone domain
Gift of Ii Family

Okegawa-do refers to a do made by joining two horizontally-long iron plates without employing any silk lacing. The suit is traditionally believed to have belonged to Naomasa, 1st head of Ii family, with the possibility that it was also used by Naotaka, who succeeded him.

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