Jidai Matsuri: Enryaku Warrior

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This photo shows details of the armor worn by warriors during Japan's Enryaku Period (782 - 806). The Jidai Matsuri Festival program states, "The costumes worn in this procession are based on historical evidence from tomb excavations and from imperial properties stored at the Shosoin treasure house in Nara." I find this armor to be the most visually stunning of all the costumes in Jidai Matsuri.