Upper body Nanban armour originally brought over from Europe and then refashioned within Japan. Made from a thick iron plate, it is adorned with an elaborate embossment on the front and back. Worn by Oda Nobunaga, this armour was known as "kisenaga," a type of Nanban—gusoku. Kisenaga was a poetic word that signified the luxurious armour worn by a powerful warlord. Nobunaga tried to unite the country under his rule but was betrayed by a retainer before he could attain his goal. His progressive strategy of protecting Western European missionaries and boosting trade would bring about one of the greatest turning points in Japanese history.
Gauntlets made from a curved pair of iron plates sealed with hinges. Combined with chainmail, they protect down to the fingertips, and are embossed with the same elaborate design as the upper body armour.
Waist and thigh protection made by a Japanese artisan to match the upper body armour.
Greaves made from a pair of curved iron plates, and designed to match the rest of the armour in the set. As well as an embossment on the front, they also feature a round, gold design on the "tateage" plates