Hello gentlemen! I am sorry I haven't been very active lately on the forum. Just bought a house, so finally my preciousssss pieces (is this Smeagol speaking? ) can be displayed better, I hope!
So I have to catch up all those fantastic threads, you all have been very busy!
I saw this youtube movie on facebook, I would like to share it with you all, hope you like it and that it is worth the time looking at. I always like seeing the pictures, the music etc. Enjoy! www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbFPlAHW0nU#t=2830
Last Edit: Jan 14, 2014 19:17:08 GMT by Dave Thatcher: I'll insert the videos for ya then lol
Hahaha Uwe, I will receive the keys this week, than I need to take over the whole livingroom and transform it into a men's room and convince the girlfriend that she really has a participation in it too
Anthony, you are too much a gentleman, you have a very fine collection yourself! An old japanese village could be armed with all those nice arms from your armory!
All: I found some nice youtube video's from musea about japanese armor, nice helmets and armor to see. Also a nice one about japanese history, enjoy all:
About my last post, the first film. Does anyone know what is below the helmet which looks like some kind of glasses he is wearing? Or do I need some better glasses myself? It seems that it also has the interest of the japanese gentlemen at the end, wish I knew what they were saying!
Ah thanks Uwe, have you read any information about it? Were they used for eyeprotection firing guns or parrot guns maybe. I don't think they already had those kamikaze airoplanes in that time don't you think Must be late Edo....
....not for pilots, I assume as well! Seriously, it was described as a very rare shii-nari kabuto with spectacles. On the underside of the leather of the bowl it is signet "Iwai Chujiro" and dated second year of An-ei (1705). All based on the description of the accompanying book, so no warranty....
Interesting Uwe, still quite early ......thanks for figuring that out! Talking about the MET.
I find this "very interesting"... video, an introduction from Morihiro Ogawa at the exhibition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009. He is discussing some of the armors from the video we were talking about and he's comparing them. Really nice one!
Here a new exhibition pronto in the Currier Museum: