Japanese armor manual online

Anthony J. Bryant has created a website showcasing his research on Japanese armor entitled An Online Japanese Armor manual. A sometime resident of Japan and a member of the Nihon Katch├╗ Bugu Kenky├╗ Hozon Kai (Japanese Arms and Armour Research and Preservation Society), Bryant offers a history of Japanese armor and very detailed tutorials on creation and use of the armor.

The website includes many photos and diagrams, as well as links to relate sites.

Old news is good news.

The publication date of this site is 2001 - and the armor manual is only part of what's available. http://sengokudaimyo.com/ includes a history of Japanese clothing, a Miscellany (containing information on names, titles and modes of address, pastimes and camp accoutrements) and several other articles of interest.