This beautiful Konito-Odoshi (color-laced) samurai yoroi was handcrafted by the finest craftsmen of the Iron Mountain Armory in honor of Kusunomki Masashige. Kusunoki Masashige (楠木 正成, 1294 – July 4, 1336) began as a common land owner who answered emperor Go-Daigo’s request for military assistance during the Nanbokucho Wars. With only five hundred men to his credit, he quickly rose through the ranks becoming a high ranking general loyal to the emperor Go-Daigo during the Nanbokucho Wars. Kusunoki proved himself as a brilliant tactician and strategist by his cunning defense of two key Loyalist fortresses at Akasaka and Chihaya; which enabled Go-Daigo brief return to power.
Kusunoki, in what would later be viewed as the ultimate act of samurai loyalty, he obediently followed his Emperor’s ill planned strategy, left his death poem with his young son Masatsura and knowingly marched his army into almost certain death. Following his death, Masashige’s name was almost synonymous with a samurai’s undying loyalty. Upon the removal of the Tokugawa shogunate during the Meiji Restoration in the mid-19th century Kusunoki Masashige become a national symbol of loyalty and his image was again used in World War II war posters to induce the loyalty of Japanese soldiers, sailors and airmen to the Emperor.
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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Crating and delivery time: 45 – 60 days
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