The Shimazu clan is renowned for the loyalty of its retainers and officers, especially during the Sengoku period. The Shimazu were also famous for being the first to use firearms (arquebuses) on the battlefield in Japan, and began domestic production of the weapons as well. Shimazu battle tactics are known to have been very successful in defeating larger enemy armies, particularly during their campaign to conquer Kyushu in the 1580s. Their tactics included the luring of the opposition into an ambush on both sides by arquebus troops, creating panic and disorder. Central forces would then be deployed to rout the enemy.
This Shimazu Clan Samurai Armor Yoroi 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 (Sengoku Jidai). 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.
The kabuto is made in the hineno-jikoro style having 8 metal plates, and attached to it is a shikoro made from curved iron to protect the neck. .
The dō is in the yokohagi okegawa ni-mai-dō style having large horizontal plates with the inside lined in suede. Okegawa refers to the tub-like shape of the dō. There are two types of okegawa dō: yokohagi (horizontal) and tatehagi (vertical). This dō features the yokohagi plates. Ni-mai-dō refers to the clamshell construction of the dō.
The sode and kusazuri are made of lamellar metal plates sewn together. The kote are made from steel splints connected together by chain armor and sewn to a cloth. The haidate is also made of lamellar metal plates sewn together on a cloth and leather.
This yoroi bears the Shimazu Clan mon/crest on the dō.
This fine authentic reproduction of traditional Japanese yokohagi Okegawa ni-mai dô samurai armor is hand made by the Iron Mountain Armory.
Yoroi Bitsu (armor storage display box) and Stand already included.
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