Shinobi no o musubi no zu [in Japanses] - illustrations of how to tie the cords of a ninja face-guard.1821 Stock Code: 113716
NotesExtremely unusual visual guide to the complex lacing of the face and head protection for Japanese armour, intended for the use of ninja, the legendary "covert agents" of feudal Japan.
Hand-coloured printed leporello, ten panels and "title", each panel c.230 x 145 mm, opens to 1585 mm, folds to c.230 x 75 mm, each panel folding in half, plain card outer wraps. In recent blue cloth maru-chitsu case with bone toggles.
Ten hand-coloured plates illustrating the method of securing the cords of the menpo - face-plate- and kabuto - helmet.
Evidently heavily wormed at some stage, the leporello has been painstakingly, professionaly restored throughout, and despite the repairs remains highly attractive, very good.
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