Cuirass (Haramaki Dō), late 15th–early 16th century. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.221.17) | Arms and Armor Department founding curator Bashford Dean's three-month trip to Japan in the spring of 1917 resulted in many important acquisitions for the Museum. Among them was this early example of a haramaki, a light, flexible, and close-fitting type of torso armor that opens vertically up the back.
Bow, Arrows, Target and Other Outfits for Archery Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper