I love these museum pieces! What beautiful works of art these fearsome pieces of Samurai armor are. I can almost picture the men who wore them - battle-hardened and stoic, well-trained in all the arts of war.
These helmets are fascinating as well. They are pieces of art - yet serve a gruesome purpose in protecting their owner from sword blows, hatchets and spears.
If I ran into the man wearing this face mask and armor, and wielding a sword at me, I'd be terrified. Wouldn't you?
Below, can you guess what this is?
|Saddle and Stirrups|
Thanks, George, for the photos!