The Akai Oni samurai were led into battle by the Warlord Kai-Takeda, as elite troops picked for the honor and heroism. Their armor was painted dark red to resemble cinnabar, a mineral used to show luxury. Over time more and more of the Takeda clan samurai rose higher in notoriety and more and more of the Takeda samurai wore red samurai armor. Over time these samurai where known as the Red Army.
The Takeda clan ruled from the Kai province for 400 years (12th to 16 century). They quickly rose and became one of the most powerful clans in feudal Japan. Their clan moto was Loyalty and Fraternity. They where known for their calvary charge and for being known as the Red Army. The Takeda banner stated “fu rin ka zan” (wind, forest, fire, mountain) which stands for swift as the wind, silent as the forest, intrusive as fire, and immovable as a mountain.
This armor is an authentic reproduction made of iron, steel, leather, cotton, silk and other materials that were traditionally used during the Warring States Period of Japan. Strictly made by hand in the traditional Japanese manner by highly skilled craftsmen. This is a real, life size armor which an average adult (with a height of 5′ 3″ – 5′ 9″ ) can wear and is fully functional. The clamshell dō features a pin hinge under the left armpit which can be removed and a cord can be laced through the hinges to accommodate a larger chest.
Handcrafted by the skilled craftsmen of the Iron Mountain Armory.
Yoroi Bitsu (armor storage display box) and Stand already included.
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