Manuscript of samurai dressing Series of 20 large single pages
Finely drawn manuscript pages showing how various parts of a samurai's armour is put on. Items include the helmet (kabuto), cheek guards (hooate), arm guards (kote), chestplate or cuirass (do), thigh guard (haidate), and leg guards or greaves (suneate).
No place. Utsumi Keiteki. 1850. (the 1850 date has been crossed out and 1841 written next to it so we have gone with the 1850 date).
each page 40 x 27.5cm.
In very good condition. Some wear and minor darkening to edges. A few stray marks and stains on some pages.