Studies on Arms and Armour

甲冑武具の研究 ー近世の兜を中心としてー
Studies on Arms and Armour - With a focus on Modern Helmets
折笠輝雄 - Teruo Orikasa

During his many years as a member of the Nihon Katchû Bugu Kenkyû Hozon Kai, Mr. Orikasa wrote several highly interesting articles about Japanese armour for the magazine of the society. What makes the articles of Mr. Orikasa so interesting is the fact that he starts from thorough research, and not from pure guess work.

In this book (limited to 200), Mr. Orikasa assembled his best articles with, where applicable, some extra comments. As it is probably the first time that these articles will be available for people who are not a member of the armour society, it is a very valuable document.

After our successful collaboration with Mr. Orikasa for our book Helmets of the Saotome School, we heard the repeating remark from readers of our book that they now want more research based information available in English.

We hope that with this English Translation we will spread the articles of Mr. Orikasa all over the world and hopefully increase an interest also outside of Japan to dig deeper in the very fascinating world of Japanese Armour. Please contact us to receive the pdf of the index.

The original book by Mr. Orikasa is in Japanese, contains black and white pictures, 244 pages and is 30 cm by 21.5 cm.
The English version was translated by Markus Sesko, contains no pictures, 198 pages and A4 size.