Samurai armor, Edo period.
Samurai armor, Edo period. Consisting of: cuirasses - do, plate skirt - kusazuri, leggings - haidate plate skirt, sections of which could be tied around the hips forming a kind of trouser leg knee pads - tate-oge, leggings - suneate, shoulder pads - sode, bracers - kote, mittens - tekko ( half-mittens) - as a rule, it was a plate (often in the form of a stylized palm), which is part of the kote and covers the back of the hand, the helmet is kabuto, the visor is the headband - mabizashi, the contour is kosimaki, a wide plate running along the lower edge of the helmet, the back of the neck is shikoro, decoration - date, mask - mengu, on the chin (protection of the throat) - yodare-kake. The Edo period (Jap. 江戸時代 edo-jidai) is a historical period (1603-1868) of Japan, during the reign of the Tokugawa clan. It began with the appointment of Tokugawa Ieyasu as shogun in 1603. Completed by the removal of the shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu in 1868. It is characterized as the time of the establishment of the Tokugawa dictatorship, at the same time as the transition from medieval civil strife to a completely controlled country. During the Edo period, the formation of the Japanese spirit, the emergence of the national Japanese idea, the development of the economy and the bureaucracy took place. The Edo period is the golden age of literature and Japanese poetry, Matsuo Basho is the most prominent representative of the poetry of both the Edo period and Japanese poetry in general. As a result of the sakoku self-isolation policy, for almost the entire Edo period, the country was behind the Iron Curtain, without trading or communicating with other countries (a rare exception is China and the Netherlands).