Royal Armouries

Tokugawa armour

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A Japanese samurai helmet that was a gift to James I of England

A Japanese samurai helmet that was a gift to James I of England

  • A Japanese samurai helmet that was a gift to James I of England

    A Japanese samurai helmet that was a gift to James I of England

Tokugawa armour

Description

One of the two armours made by Iwai Yosaemon of Nara, The Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu’s personal armourer.

It was given to Captain John Saris in 1613 by Tokugawa Ieyasu’s son, Tokugawa Hidetada who was then Shogun, as part of a gift for King James I of England.

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