What is Umayoroi of Samurai Armor?
“Umayoroi” is an armor worn by horses. It has been in use since the Kofun period, but was most commonly used from the Nanboku-cho to the Muromachi period. It consists of a “Bamen” (horse face), “Munayoroi” (chest armor), and “Shiriyoroi” (butt armor). Some horse armors were covered with the tail feathers of mountain birds, peacock feathers, and the skins of tigers and bears.
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