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Date: September 20, 2009 04:47AM
This suit of dog armor — identified by antique Japanese armor dealer
Toraba.Com as the only known and certified authentic example of its kind — is
believed to have been created for the pet of a wealthy, high-ranking and
presumably eccentric samurai or daimyo (feudal lord) in the mid to late Edo
period (mid-18th to mid-19th century). Although the carved wooden helmet and
coat of black-lacquered scale mail would have provided effective protection
against enemy attack, evidence suggests the canine never wore the armor into
battle. More likely, the suit served as a decorative costume for parades and
other formal ceremonial occasions. The samurai dog armor now belongs to an
unnamed UK museum.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 20, 2009 10:36AM
wow someone actually researched one of my posts.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 20/09/2009 10:37AM by fossil_digger.