Category:Japanese kikko armor
English: Kikko is a type of Japanese (samurai) armor made from small iron or hardened leather hexagon plates. Kikko is a lightweight portable folding (tatami) armor and is the Japanese version of brigandine. The kikko was attached to clothing by sewing the kikko to cloth through holes drilled in the kikko, or the kikko could be sewn between two layers of cloth and hidden from sight by sewing around each individual piece of kikko and enclosing the kikko in individual compartments. The kikko could be attached to each other by links of chain (kusari) through holes drilled in the kikko. Kikko was used in traditional armor (kikko gusoku) and kikko armored clothing was also made. Kikko armor was made for every class of samurai, from high level to low level.
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