Fudō Tosei Taisho Yoroi
Our artisan Taisho katchû-shi (Japanese armor smiths) have crafted this simple yet elegant tosei style okegawa yoroi in honor of Fudō Myō-ō. According to Japanese mythology, he was the fierce form of the Buddha Vairocana, and the most important of the Myō-ō, the warlike and wrathful deities.
The 5 piece, handcrafted Hineno Zunari Bachi kabuto (helmet) has a prominent maedate (crest) and bears the Sanskrit name to invoke Dainichi Nyorai (大日) “The Great Sun”. These flames of fire-represent the purification of one’s mind by burning away all material desires.
Keeping with taisho crafting tradition this Fudō Myō-ō samurai yoroi is fully handcrafted with a tosei okegawa dō (chest armor) and Bishamon suneate (shin guards) and completed with the Fudō Myō-ō Sanskrit maedate. This particular yoroi features a traditionally crafted 3 plate Hineno Zunari Bachi Kabuto (helmet), with Kiritsuke Iyozane (simulated scale) shikoro (neck-plate), sode (shoulder guards) and kusazari (defensive skirt plating).
This tosei design style was very common in the late Muromachi – Sengoku period. Like all of our suits, our Taisho katchû-shi are happy to customize the style of kabuto, menpō (mask) and suneate (shin guards), as well as odoshi (paint color and finish).
Features: Taisho Class quality.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Variation of paint, art silk odoshi colors and traditional features.
- Includes display box and stand.
All of our armour is forged in the traditional iron armour plating (lames) tradition.
Taisho - Commanding Officer Armor -
This armour model is made with the level of quality and expectations that a high ranking Samurai would expect. Using only the highest quality in materials; such as Japanese silk, organic cotton, buffalo horn, etc. Each suit of armour is made by our head master- craftsmen with a close eye to detail and quality control.
They are accurate and detailed in every way. For example a single helmet can consist of over 32 different hand-spliced iron plates (Laminated Style Kabuto), individually riveted together. Our Taisho model samurai armor is made specifically for private collectors, museums, re-enactors, martial artists and those who demand the highest detail and quality.
These suits are often ordered by collectors who want the finest quality armour without having to pay the high cost and taxes that they would as if they would had purchased it in Japan. Incredible high quality at an excellent market price and sold frequently to clients in Japan .
Laminated style kabuto, 19 gauge iron lames, Japanese silk, quality cotton, brass & copper fittings with genuine leather.
We are the ONLY exclusively licensed Dealer of quality armour for the world renowned Iron Mountain Armoury in Australia.