Sode shoulder armour. Armour detailing, layering, lamellar. Was first used around the 4th century. Some materials used were small iron, leather scales or plates as well as being connected to materials such as rivets and lace.
Armor by Saotome Ietada, Edo period, circa 1690-1720, do, helmet and menpo in russet iron, accentuated with matching-russet lacquer components laced in blue kiritsuke lacing, sixty-two plate suji kabuto bowl signed [ ] shu ju Saotome Ietada, silvered dragon maedate, menpo with a bristle mustache and gilt-iron teeth, ni-mai yokohagi okegawa do hinged at the top section and fitted with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, o-sode, oda gote; kawara haidate, shino suneate.