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Late 18th century Samurai Suit of Armour photographed in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, processed in PSP

The first types of Japanese armours identified as samurai armour were known as yoroi. These early samurai suits were made from small individual scales known as kozane. The kozane were made from either iron or leather and were bound together into small strips, the strips were coated with lacquer to protect the kozane from water. A series of strips of kozane were then laced together with silk or leather lace and formed into a complete chest armour.

It is said that the Samurai carried two swords and they had the right to lop of the head of any member of the lower class that did not treat them with respect.
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  • shadowlea
    shadowleaabout 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

    press here for the gallery

  • owlspook
    owlspookabout 1 year ago

    that mustache is absolutely fabulous! and his armor love the detail .. nice capture, Yampi! (big smile)

  • Thanks owlie, I would love to find out why the armourers added the tash, there must be some symbolic reason, I’ll do a bit of research, see if I can find out.

    – Yampimon

  • owlspook
    owlspookabout 1 year ago

    I’d love to find out too so if you remember or can let me know what you find out … I’m just a very curious owl ya know (grin/smile)

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Excellent Yampi!! :)

  • Thanks Keith

    – Yampimon

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklierabout 1 year ago

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  • Thank you very much for the feature Chas

    – Yampimon

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathers10 months ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Hugh

    – Yampimon

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