Samurai armor odoshi
11 March 2021
  One of the most typical features of samurai armor is the colored binding that holds the various parts together. Since ancient times, the ō-yoroi...
26 January 2021
  The dō, the cuirass of samurai armor, underwent many changes over the centuries, gradually adapting to innovations in the battlefield; some of the...
25 November 2020
Contrary to popular assumptions, the tsuba is designed to protect the samurai’s hands by preventing them to from slipping down the hilt onto the...
22 October 2020
The word samurai means “one who serves” and refers to military groups which evolved in Japan around the 10th century to protect and expand their...
14 October 2020
Haruta school members who moved to the Kii region in the early Edo Period didn't just do some occasionale works; in fact they obtained permission to...
28 September 2020
Developed in Nara in the early Muromachi period (1333-1573), the Haruta school was certainly one of the most important centres for the construction...

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