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Japanese Armor from the Inside Out

Sun, 27 Oct, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thom Richardson, Ph.D., FSA,
Keeper of Armour and Oriental Collections, Royal Armouries, Leeds

Unlike the steel plate armor used by the knights of medieval Europe, Japanese armor, like that found throughout Asia, was constructed from small scales of iron or leather, tightly laced together. How effective was samurai armor as protection for the body in warfare? What factors influenced the evolution of Japanese armor during the centuries of samurai rule? As the author of numerous books on European and Islamic as well as Japanese armor, Thom Richardson will bring a global perspective to his discussion of the unique features of the armor in the Barbier-Mueller collection.

Members free; $20 non-members, $17 seniors and students. Ticket includes admission into Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection and other special and general exhibitions. Advance tickets available online.

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