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Samurai with bow and arrow, helmets, swords, spears and coats of mail. Photo from series of 42 hand coloured albumine prints at Spaarnestad Photo by Felice Beato, Kusakabe Kimbei or Raimund baron von Stillfried. Japan, around 1880.

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Felice Beato, Samurai wearing kusari katabira (chain armor jackets) and kusari zunin (chain armor hoods) with hachi gane (forehead protectors), Japan, ca. 1870.

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62 plate suji bachi kabuto (helmet), go-mai okegawa tatehagi do / dou (cuirass) gusoku, kabuto by Myochin Yoshihisa, Muromachi period (16th century), the armor Edo period (18th century).

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Shikimeji-odoshi, kiritsuke kozane, go mai tachi do tosei gusoku armour, Edo Period, 18th/19th c, thirty-two-plate hoshi bachi of russet iron with unusually long hoshi, the peak mounted with a maedate of gilt horns, to the rear a hineno jikoro, menpo with stiff hair moustache and chin tufts, ko sode, ikada gote, wakibiki, kawara haidate and shino suneate, go-mai do with gold lacquered kusazuri edged with black bear fur, a sashimono in the form of a large gilded wood circle.

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