- Dō-maru (胴丸), or "body wrap", was a type of chest armour (dou or dō) worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan. Dō-maru first started to appear in the 11th century as an armour for lesser samurai and retainers. Like the ō-yoroi style it became more common in the Genpei War at the end of the 12th century.
Dō or dou (breastplate or cuirass) is one of the major components of Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and foot soldiers (ashigaru) of feudal Japan.
Dō-maru (胴丸), or "body wrap", was a type of chest armour (dou or dō) worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan. Dō-maru first started to appear in the 11th century as an armour for lesser samurai and retainers. Like the O-yoroi style it became more common in the Genpei War at the end of the 12th century.
Jun 14, 2018 · Dou (dō) maru is an early version (pre-Edo period) Japanese (samurai) armour having no hinge (dō maru) as opposed to a ni mai dou (dō) which would have a hinge on the left side.
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Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera. La dō maru (胴丸) è la una delle tipologie "classiche" di corazza giapponese, in uso prima dell'introduzione nel Sol Levante delle armi da fuoco occidentali. Composta da un insieme di cuoio, metallo laccato e stoffa (fond. seta) in quantità variabili, veniva allacciata sul lato destro del guerriero.
Maru dou (dō) is a later version (Edo period) of the dou (dō) maru, a Japanese (samurai) having no hinge (maru) as opposed to a ni mai dou (dō) which would have a hinge on the left side.
The watagami of the dō-maru were eventually adopted because it was lighter and allowed more flexibility. A four piece box like skirt (kusazuri) of similar construction to the rest of the armor differentiated the ō-yoroi from the other armours of the era, the (dō-maru) and the (haramaki), which usually had seven panels of kusazuri.
In the Sengoku period in the 16th century, when battles between samurai changed into gun and group battles, ō-yoroi and dō-maru went out of fashion and tosei-gusoku (gusoku) was born, and the style of kabuto changed greatly.
Description. One type of metsubushi was used by police for blowing powdered pepper or dust into the eyes of a suspect. It is described as being a lacquer or brass box with a wide mouthpiece for blowing on, and a hole or pipe on the other end for directing the powder into the eyes of the person being captured.