Masked Warriors

The Battle Stage of the Samurai

Bas J.M. Verberk

Masked Warriors

Bas J.M. Verberk

Distributed for Leiden University Press

256 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 8 x 10 | © 2017
Paper $42.50 ISBN: 9789087282905 Will Publish February 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Masked Warriors provides new insights into the approach of form, function and meaning of Japanese armor masks, or menpō. In this richly illustrated book, Bas Verberk shows how armor masks, while representing a diverse tradition of their own, have connections with the larger Japanese mask culture, especially with nō masks. In fact, Verberk shows, nō makes exerted a much greater influence on the development of armor masks than has previously been understood.
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