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For 袖 [1] as a more generic word, search "*sleeves*" [2].

Sode (袖) or tousei sode (当世袖) are the samurai armor's equivalent of spaulders. They are are large, rectangular shoulder pieces made from overlapping iron and/or leather plates, tied together by leather cord.

Sode can be constructed to be relatively flexible or rigid and may cover just the shoulders or most of the arm down to the elbow.

Related tags

Japanese Clothes
kusazuri, a similarly constructed skirt of lamellar plates covering the upper legs.

See also

Wikipedia (Japanese) article on "当世具足":
Wikipedia (English):


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Last updated: 03/07/18 6:29 PM by surveyork
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