Stunning Unmounted Scroll of Samurai Armour Yoroi Odoshige Original by Arai Hakuseki
Titled 'Hakuseki Odoshige Zue' (白石威毛図絵). Wonderful scroll with 17 hand drawn and coloured designs of odoshige showing various designs that were used to show the rank and clan of the wearer. Specific colours and measurements are also indicated. Written on very fine paper.
First dated Genbun 4 (1739) with Ise Sadatake's name, then Meiwa 4 (1767) and lastly Tenmei 5 (1785) when this manuscript copy was written by Nasu Sukeaki.
Measures approx. 620cm x 28cm.
In very good condition. No worming. Only some very minor light brown spotting here and there.