The armour of Takeda Shingen - JAPANESE MILITARY LEADER in the 16th century.
Takeda Shingen, original name Takeda Harunobu, (born December 1, 1521, Kai province [now Yamanashi prefecture], Japan—died May 13, 1573, Komaba, Shinano province [now Nagano prefecture]), daimyo (feudal lord) and one of the most-famous military leaders of Japan, who struggled for mastery of the strategic Kantō Plain in east-central Honshu during the chaotic Sengoku (“Warring States”) period of civil unrest in the 16th century. Takeda is especially well known for his series of battles (1553–64) with the noted warrior Uesugi Kenshin, which not only are famous in the annals of Japanese history but are also much celebrated in Japanese drama and folklore.
This armour is owned by Lourens van Muijlwijk and modelled by him.
When Lourens stood in the studio, the aura of the warrior filled the studio. The armour is fascinating. It must have been a terrifying figure back when the feudal lord led the army to the battlefield.
Photo by Razin Park Razor
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