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Orange-laced Domaru-type Suit of Armor

Late 18th to mid-19th century

Lacquered iron with silk lacing, and painted deer hides

66 × 30 × 29 in. (167.6 × 76.2 × 73.7 cm)
base: 24 × 29 1/4 × 24 in. (61 × 74.3 × 61 cm)
Purchased with funds from The Japan Foundation Endowment of the Council on East Asian Studies
Edo period (1615–1868)
Arms and Armor

Christie's, New York, 2008; Honda Family, Mikawa (from inscription on box)
According to the inscription on the box, the suit belonged to the Honda family of Mikawa Province in present-day Aichi Prefecture when it was conserved in 1855.


Sadako Ohki and Takeshi Watanabe, Tea Culture of Japan (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009), 83, no. 5, ill.

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