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“Japan Heritage” Certified by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in FY2016
The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune
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1 Black lacquered armor with five-pieced cuirass (owned by DATE 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.

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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
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Name : 1 Black lacquered armor with five-pieced cuirass (owned by DATE Masamune)
Location : 26 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai City
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Collection of Sendai City Museum
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“Japan Heritage” Certified by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in FY2016
The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune

“DATE Culture” Promoting Project Executive Committee
Miyagi Prefectural Bureau of Education, Department of Cultural Properties Protection 8-1 Hon-cho 3-chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi