The Dragon Armor is a reproduction of one of the Gashira armor suites worn by the Daimyo Uesugi Kenshin (The Dragon of Echigo) who ruled Echigo province in the Sengoku period of Japan. He was one of the many powerful lords of the Sengoku period. He was famous for his prowess on the battlefield, his military expertise, his legendary rivalry with Takeda Shingen, and his belief in the Buddhist god of war – Bishamonten. In fact, many of his followers and others believed him to be the avatar of Bishamonten, and called Kenshin, the god of warriors.
Uesugi Kenshin was one of two of the most vicious Samurai Warlords to do battle in Japan, the other being Takeda Shingen. Over the years, they would engage in combat five times. Their fourth battle, which was at Kawanakajima, would be their major battle. Because of Uesugi Kenshin’s fierceness as a fighter, he was given the nickname “Dragon.” Shingen was referred to as the “Tiger” in his warring days as a samurai. Thus, the legendary battle of the “Tiger and the Dragon” had its origin with these two powerful samurai.
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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