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Soumen (full face mask): Mumei


Soumen (full face mask)
Mei (signature) : Mumei

Jidai(era) : Early Edo period
Special feature : This Soumen (Menpo cover whole face) is made from nice iron.
Having Byakugo-so face style with vermilion color lacquered.
Sou-men is a face protecter with a scary design. This was for intimidation.
There is a Hakogaki ‘Higo Han first generation Hosokawa Tadatoshi Koyo Kanei 9 Uduki’ (Hogo domain’s first Daimyo Hosokawa Tadatoshi used this. March 1632)

Aoi-Art estimation paper.

Price : JPY 350,000-.