Medieval Japan Research Paper

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When was this source created? The cuirass and sleeves were from the late 16th century, the helmet from the 17th century and the remainder was from the 18th-19th century. In 1794 (Edo period), this printing was printed.This picture depicts a scene of a kabuki program called "Koinyobo Somewake Tazuna" performed by the Kawarasaki troupe in May 1794. 17th century AD Late 16th or early 17th century AD Edo period, 17th century AD Who created this source? Unkai Mitsunao. Tōshūsai Sharaku printed this printing during the Edo period. ‘Etchū no Kami Masatoshi' ('Masatoshi, honorary official of Etchū Province') The Japanese people from the late 16th or early 17th century AD. The Japanese people from the Edo period. What is interesting about this source?…show more content…
(two paragraphs) Samurai had to wear armour during battle, this is one of the many armour prototypes they must’ve had to wear and fight in. You can tell that from how it is assembled over many centuries. In the text, it mentions that some of the armour is made of more lightweight metals, whereas other parts were not. We can tell from this set of armour that the main purpose of samurai in medieval Japan was to fight and protect their people. Because, in order to do so, they would have to use armour, hence the armour in the photo. The armour would have to be strong and made of materials that would protect the samurai from any weapons. Since samurai were a very respected social class, we can tell from this painting that they were “famous” enough to have a special type of outfit, only associated with them, starring in films and printings by other artists. The fact they have a special formal outfit that is regarded “theirs” proves their role in medieval Japan. The daily life of a samurai would’ve been quite special. They were probably pretty famous and people would recognise and appreciate them. They were well-known throughout Japan and people even made documentaries and films about them, wearing their clothes and telling stories. Pictures were printed and painted of them and their clothing. That means they were probably pretty
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