The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune
1 Black lacquered armor with five-pieced cuirass (owned by DATE Masamune)
A set of armor owned by Masamune. Consisting of black lacquered “gomai-do (five-pieced cuirass)”, “sujikabuto (helmet)” made of 62 pieces of iron plates bound together, and asymmetric “maetate (front ornament)” that resembles a slim, golden moon, this set of armor is the direct example of the massive yet elegant “DATE” culture fostered by Masamune, and represents Masamune’s sense. The format of “gomai-do” was inherited as the standard by the successive lords of the domain after him as well as their vassals, eventually acquiring the alias of “sendai-do.” Emphasizing on actual fighting, it is a durable and functional set of armor.
Stories : 1 DATE Masamune and the Culture of the Sendai domain Designated : 13 National Important Cultural Property Categories : 9 Vestiges of the multi-talented Masamune Regions : 1 Sendai City
Name : 1 Black lacquered armor with five-pieced cuirass (owned by DATE Masamune) Location : 26 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai City
- Location/Ownership/Traditional place
- Collection of Sendai City Museum