Jinbaori Gashira (Samurai Vest)

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Jinbaori - Samurai Surcoat

A high-ranking samurai would have worn a jinbaori (Surcoat) like ours over his armor not only for protection against the elements, but also as a highly visible display of their status and their mon (family crest)

Jinbaori are derived from a jacket known as a dofuku, which was worn by important samurai beginning in the late sixteenth century and often incorporated fabric imported from China or Europe. Beginning in the early seventeenth century, dofuku developed into two types: a short coat with sleeves called ahaori and the sleeveless jimbaori.

 Jinbaori have broad lapels, to display the rich fabric of the lining, and a single slit up the back.

 Please Note: If ordering a jinbaori with a suit of armor, we will size it for your suit of armor at no extra charge. 


  • Tradtionally made samurai surcoat
  • Made from a silk brocade
  • Sized to be worn with samurai armor
  • Custom Options.







3 Reviews

  • 5
    JINBAORI Version 6

    Posted by Bruce Gannaway on 26th Dec 2021

    Absolutely beautiful, the material is first class and what a fantastic addition to my Oda Clan Gashira Yoroi, transforming an already impressive example of Sengoku Jidai armour into something awe inspiring.

  • 5

    Posted by Craig Burman on 9th Dec 2021

    Great design, workmanship & detail on all products purchased. Thank you to Dan for his expertise, advice & professionalism.

  • 5
    Jinbaori coat

    Posted by Aidan barsby on 23rd Sep 2019

    Absolutely fantastic, highest quality I could have possibly asked for well worth the price.