Re: Week 6: NoSeRider - Samurai
on 04-12-2005 04:36 PM
It depends on the type of armor, though. The o-yoroi there was the classic style used in the early fuedal perion - it wasn't very mobile when on foot, but this was fine as samurai of that period were more mounted archery units than anything else. By the later fuedal periods, that style of armor was largely out of fashion, with lighter and more mobile armor that better suited hand-to-hand combat. Google for 'domaru' or 'haramaki' and you'll get examples of armor with more flexible leg skirts than the yoroi styles. Most samurai you'd see in film wear variants of haramaki, as most of the samurai stories that get made into film are from later eras.