Probably thinking I saw enough in Japan, but No! endless interest!
The entrance to the room was painted Vermillion like a Tori (gate)
The main suit was purchased by the NGV in 1889 but never had it on display! It dates from the Edo period 1600-1868 It is a suit of 'modern' style of the 11th and 12 century.
|The detail and beauty of the patterns formed is amazing.|
|there was a great iPad App that gave you detail and close up of the whole suit.|
Also on an iPad that gave you details of each one.
Can you guess what this is ??
|A Fireman's cape and Helmet. Ceremonial I presume!|
|Other things on display were a lovely collection of Inro and Netsuke.Consisting of a stack of tiny, nested boxes, inrō were most commonly used to carry identity seals and medicine. The stack of boxes is held together by a cord that is laced through cord runners down one side, under the bottom, and up the opposite side. The ends of the cord are secured to a netsuke ,a kind of toggle that is passed between the sash and pants and then hooked over the top of the sash to suspend the inrō.|
|these are works of art and the Variety and detail of Netsuke are a collection in them selves.|
|A wonderful helmet|
|An undergarment with family crest embroidered|