Diplomatic gifts of arms and armour between Japan and Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries
Author: Bottomley, Ian
Source: Arms & Armour, Volume 1, Number 1, April 2004 , pp. 5-23(19)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:During the late 16th and early 17th centuries, a number of Japanese armours arrived in Europe, mainly as diplomatic gifts. This article sets out to list the present whereabouts of the surviving armours and details of those that are now lost.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Senior Curator, Oriental Arms and Armour, Royal Armouries
Publication date: 2004-04-01