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.
Edo period samurai kikko katabira
Japanese (samurai) Edo period kikko vest. Kikko is the Japanese form of brigandine. Kikko is made from iron or leather hexagon plates sewn to cloth, the kikko can be covered with cloth or left exposed.
Edo period samurai "kikko katabira" or jacket made with hexagon armor plates. The kikko is sewn between 2 layers of cloth. The helmet is a chochin kabuto or collapsible helmet.
Samurai kusari and kikko kote or chain mail and hexagon armor gauntlets.
Edo period samurai kikko haidate, thigh guards made with hexagon iron plates sewn between two layers of cloth.
Edo period samurai chochin kabuto with kikko shikoro or collapsible helmet with a neck guard made with hexagon plates.
Second armor from the right (kikko dou and kikko haidate)
Edo period samurai kikko katabira and hachi gane with kikko shiroko. The kikko armor is hidden between layers of cloth.