A helmet featuring a black—lacquered skullcap with a mighty sword emblazoned in gleaming gold. The large, wide curved plate is painted with white streaks, and said to portray either a bird's wings or a rabbit's ears. This Tosei—gusoku armour was worn by Kobayakawa Hideaki. "Kingo" became his pseudonym when he achieved the official rank of "Saemon no Kami." He was the nephew—in—law and for a brief time the adopted son of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, before he became a member of the Kobayakawa family. A somewhat tragic figure, at one time he possessed great power from being a relative of Hideyoshi's; however, he was pushed aside when Hideyori was born into the Toyotomi family.
Okegawa—style upper body armour painted with black lacquer, and featuring a throat protector inspired by Western armour and decorated with gold.
Gauntlets that protect from the elbow to the hand, made by joining together two iron plates into a curved shape and fixing them with cord.
Waist and thigh protection made by layering the iron plate thigh pieces with tassets formed from layered platelets.
Greases made from layers of black—lacquered iron plates, fixed together with cord, and worn over footwear such as straw sandals or tabi.