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Eric S




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PostPosted: Wed 20 Nov, 2013 3:29 am    Post subject: Largest collection of samurai related images in the world.         Reply with quote

Several thousand images of armor, weapons, clothing, related items and Edo and Meiji period photos including many newly edited images.

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These are great... Thanks
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this is very helpfl, eric, thank you, it'll be a good reource of a little 'idea' ive had about japanese maille

specifically that it might be the origin of the 'fishnet clothing' worn by ninja outfits in pop culture, now unless im sorely mistaken, edo era japan did not have a fishnet/ mesh like underclothing, did they?

so i figured the 'fishnet' was artists shorthand for drawing kusari armoour worn under the clothes as a light defense
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Nov, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

William P wrote:
this is very helpfl, eric, thank you, it'll be a good reource of a little 'idea' ive had about japanese maille

specifically that it might be the origin of the 'fishnet clothing' worn by ninja outfits in pop culture, now unless im sorely mistaken, edo era japan did not have a fishnet/ mesh like underclothing, did they?

so i figured the 'fishnet' was artists shorthand for drawing kusari armoour worn under the clothes as a light defense



William, your absolutely right, kusari armor was shown as cross hatching at the neck, arms and feet in Edo period wood block prints, which were the basis for later modern representations such as Japanese animation and comics. If you look closely you can also see kikko armor being worn by samurai in Edo period wood block prints as well.

You can see a kusari katabira being worn under the kimono of a samurai in this wood block print.





This Edo period wood blosk print shows a samurai wearing a kikko katabira.


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