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Asia Week 2011

For Asia Week New York 2011, Shakudo Fine Arts presented the exhibition
"Faces of the Samurai," featuring Japanese samurai masks,
armor and helmets dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries,
at the James Goodman Gallery on Madison Avenue at 57th street.



A mid-Edo period Okina Somen featured in Kazuo IidaKatchu-men (Japan, 1991), pp.161


An extraordinary Kaga school okegawa do emblazoned with the face of a demon, Edo period, 18th century


A classic tossei gusoku war harness attributed to kiyosada, dated to the tenmai jiddai (1781-1789).  Emblazoned with multiple mon representing a three pronged wheel.   The ressei men sports a very unusual curly haired beard and mustache, possibly taken from a European.  From the collection of a Kyoto museum.


A heavy 32 ken Kaga school suji kabuto, in russet iron, with finely engraved shakudo kanamono.  The flange of each suji plate is painstaikingly wrapped around the ridge of the neighboring plate in a rare and technically demanding style used to strengthen the helmet.   With a russet iron menpo signed by (Saotome) Ki-Iemichi.  Edo Period, 18th-19th century.


An early ryubu-men, in heavy wrought iron, typical of the earliest armor masks.   Muromachi period, 15th century.


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