The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor

一般社団法人 日本甲冑武具研究保存会

June Research Meeting of the main branch

For the June Research Meeting, Mr. Takemura, Executive Director of the society and very familier with armour from the middle ages till the modern period spoke about the characteristic of Yoshimichi 72 plate suji kabuto, a Takayoshi kabuto and 5 other items. He also proposed a future research theme.

Especially interesting was to see the comparison with a 62 plate suji kabuto of Yoshimichi. One made in the prime of his life and one at a more mature age. The workmanship was breathtaking, especially at the top of the kabuto where the plates overlap.

It has become very clear during the meeting, that much research still remains to be done.