Katchushi Restoration Odoshi Ge威毛

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Odoshi Ge

威毛

Japanese armour restoration frequently involves re-lacing parts of, or a whole suit in either genuine Japanese doeskin leather (Shikagawa odoshi 鹿革威) or more commonly, pure silk braid (Odoshi ito 威糸). A match and weave service is also available to match an existing original silk braid to the area to be repaired.

 

Upon request, dyeing by hand in the same authentic Japanese vegetable and plant dyes, used to originally dye the various silk cords and braids used on an armour is available. These dyes are ordered through specialist sources direct from Japan. All work is carried out personally.

 

 

 

Hishi-nui 菱縫 &

Mimi-ito 耳糸

 

This photo shows the Hishi-nui (cross knots) and the Uname (a single row of braid). These examples show some of the natural Japanese dyes that can be used rather than modern sythnetics. The dark blue Uname is dyed with natural Ai (indigo) 藍 and the Hishi-nui is dyed with Benibana (safflower) 紅花

Hishi-nui 菱縫 &  Mimi-ito 耳糸

 

 

 

 

Kebiki Odoshi 毛引威

 

 

Two examples of Kebiki Odoshi lacing technique. This is the earliest style of lacing found on Japanese armour. Originally used on plates made up from rows of individual scales (Kozane小札). It became somewhat unpopular though due to the amount of braid needed to lace an armour and also due to its extra weight once it became wet. During the Momoyama and Edo periods it came to be used on armour made of solid plates, as well as traditional Kozane, made from either iron or leather.

Kebiki Odoshi Shikoro
Kebiki Odoshi 2

 

 

 

 

 

Sugake Odoshi 素懸威

 

Sugake Odoshi or 'sparse' lacing was only used on solid plates of either iron or leather. It's light weight and less complex construction made it very popular during the Sengoku period or the "Age of Battles"

Sugake Odoshi

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