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 the just the shoulders or most of the arm down to the elbow.
- Shoulder Pads
- Japanese Clothes
- Kusazuri, a similarly constructed skirt of lamellar plates covering the upper legs.
- List of armor
- Wikipedia (Japanese): http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/当世具足
- Wikipedia (English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_armour