Completely Matching Daimyo Grade Hosokawa Clan Armor, circa early 1600s, Hosokawa Clan Zudate Etchu zunari kabuto, hon iyozane maru dou gusoku. REGION: Etchu/Kumamoto. The dou is constructed completely of individual hon iyozane (large lobed scales) as opposed to kiritsuke iyozane, which are plates made to look like scale, it is also a maru dou (no hinge).
Saotome and Myochin Gusoku. Helmet by Saotome Iesada, 18th century, the cuirass by Myochin Soshu, dated 1852, sixty-two plate kabuto lacquered russet, bowl signed Joshu ju Saotome Iesada saku, russet-lacquer menpo applied with a boar-bristle mustache and chin tuft, mogami do signed Myochin ki Soshu saku kore and dated 1852, seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, gilt-copper hardware; gyoyo applied with gilt-copper Watanabe heraldic crests; osode; kawara haidate; hinged tsubo gote.
48 plate suji bachi kabuto (helmet), mogami do / dou (cuirass) gusoku (suit of armor), kabuto by Myochin Munehisa, late Muromachi period (16th century), the armor Edo period (18th century). Juyo bunka shiryo (Important cultural material) certificate no. 181 issued by the Nihon Katchu Bugu Kenkyu Hozon Kai (Society for the Preservation of Japanese Armor), dated 1952.8.7.