Procession of military officials of early heian era. Japanese armor.
Samurai wearing jingasa and kamishimo. Hakama 袴 'trousers' traditionally formed part of an outfit called a kamishimo (上下 or 裃), worn by samurai and courtiers Vintage and Antique Oriental Finds www.rubylane.com #rubylane @rubylanecomduring the Edo period. Nowadays hakama is worn only on formal occasions or for religious services. Hand-coloured photo, late C19th, Japan.
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Samurai holding a naginata and wearing a hachi gane (forehead protector) and kusari katabira (chain armor jacket).