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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
No. 6 of the series of 12 prints;
1788 – 1989
Gift of Baroness Maud Ledyard von Ketteler
This small, flat metal piece has a quartrefoil shape. Three holes in the middle. Some chips can be seen around the center hole, which mended with silver and copper. A samurai on horseback is charging into the sea from steep hill; he is wearing a helmet, armor, and sword, and holding a fan. A pine tree is standing on the samurai’s right side; there are rocks and bamboo grass by the ocean. The motifs of the ocean, pine tree, bamboo grass and rocks also appear on the reverse side. Gold and some silver and copper inlays are applied on pine branches, samurai's helmet, horse's mane and bridle, bamboo grass on the shore, and spray from waves.
Tsuba (sword guard) with inlaid design of samurai on horseback at the shore
18th century
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
The armor is comprised of a round helmet with a neck protector and a crescent-moon shaped ornament; a mask with fake mustache; an upper-body protector with sleeves from waist down and paulownia crest in the middle; a thigh cover; two metal leg protectors; two arm and hand protectors. The suit is stored in a black lacquered box with the gold crest.<br />
The helmet is made of red-painted metal lined with indigo-dyed cotton fabric and deer skin leather trim, which is attached to the metal helmet. The cotton is quilted with indigo-dyed cotton threads. There are two loops on side and one loop in the back, to hold a code for tying below the wearer’s chin. The code is indigo-dyed and then plaited; there are some fading areas. On the outside of helmet, the paulownia crest is on side flaps (to protect ears). There is a hole in the middle of the helmet for a head ornament. The metal leaves are interlaced with cotton strings. Ceremonial knots of yellow code on the back. It weights about 10 pounds.<br />
The helmet orna
Workshop of Mitsusada
Armor and Helmet with Paulownia Crests
19th century
Gift of James Abbott

Toyokawa Yoshikuni
Arashi Rikan [I or II] in a samurai role
1810 – 1837
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
The sword is long and slightly curved; the metal smith's name is engraved on the metal handle.
Sword (13th century) and scabbard (18th century) with design of samurai writing a poem under cherry tree
1299 – 1301
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic R. Smith

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sword scabbard ornament (menuki) in the shape of a lobster, pair with 1982/2.15
19th century
Gift of Professor Rose Vainstein

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sword scabbard ornament (menuki): lion (pair w/ dragon, 1982/2.18)
19th century
Gift of Professor Rose Vainstein

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Twenty-four Warriors (Kôyô nijûshi-shô no hitori)
Gift of the Estate of Dinos Petrides
Cloth scroll with flowers and orange plaid backgrounds. Image of samurai faces left.
Katsukawa Shuntei (Japanese (culture or style))
Standing Samurai Facing Left
1800 – 1832
Gift of the Estate of Betty I. Monroe, PhD
This tsuba is a flat iron plate with quatrefoil design. It has three holes: one for blade (middle) flanked by oval-shape hole (for kougai) and oval with bump shape (for kozuka).  Egrets and reeds decorate the surface, distributed in a curve that climbs counter-clockwise from the bottom left register, culmiating in the top left with a lone egret in flight.  Egrets on the bottom of the piece perch on the ground or nest in the golden reeds.<br />
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (Sword guard) with inlaid design of egrets and reeds(attached to 1973/2.88)
1615 – 1868
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
Six courtesans are sitting in a separate room, each in a different kimono while four samurais stand outside the room. There is another man that is carrying supplies on his back.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Yoshiwara District
1700 – 1732
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection