Masked Warriors
Title
Masked Warriors
Subtitle
The Battle Stage of the Samurai
Price
€ 35,50
ISBN
9789087282905
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
288
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
Table of Contents
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Foreword
Preface
Introduction
CATALOGUE
T.seigusoku
Akuj. and Ressei-men
Daimy. Masks
Samurai Aesthetics
Female Masks
Katch.-men and Ky.gen
Edo Period Menp.
Shogunal Gifts
Notes
Bibliography
Glossary

Bas Verberk

Masked Warriors

The Battle Stage of the Samurai

"Masked Warriors provides new insights into the approach of form, function and meaning of Japanese armour masks, or menp.. In this richly illustrated book, Bas Verberk shows how armour masks, while representing a diverse tradition of their own, have connections with the larger Japanese mask culture, especially with n. masks. In fact, Verberk shows, n. masks exerted a much greater influence on the development of armour masks than has previously been understood. The objects displayed in the catalogue section of this publication not only include masks, but also arms and armour, n.gaku robes and costumes."
Author

Bas Verberk

Bas Verberk is an art curator and researcher of pre-modern Japanese art and history, with a particular emphasis on the Muromachi, Momoyama and Edo periods. He is an expert on the material culture and arts of the samurai. As a Japanologist Verberk earned his PhD at Leiden University in 2016, was research fellow at Nagasaki University and worked with numerous important museum collections within and outside Japan.