The Akai Oni Samurai, were elite troops who were hand-picked for their honor and heroism. They who were led into battle by Taisho Akai Oni. These elite Gashira (officer samurai), would help administer orders and fearlessly lead their Akai Oni Kachi Samurai into battle, regardless the consequences. Their armor was painted a crimson suna or vermilion to show their fierce warrior spirit, giving them the name “Akai Oni” (Red Demon).
After winning many battles, the elite warriors of the Takeda Clan grew in notoriety and in number. They are remembered as one of the most famed and powerful clans of Feudal Japan. Ruling from the Kai Province for 400 years during the 12th to 16th centuries, the Takeda Clan were one of the most powerful families in Japanese feudal history. Their motto was “Loyalty and Fraternity”, and their Clan banner bore the words “fu rin ka zan” (wind, forest, fire, mountain), standing for “Swift as the Wind, Silent as the Forest, Intrusive as Fire, and Immovable as a Mountain”.
The Iron Mountain Armory, is proud to present this fine, traditional reproduction vanguard style samurai armor of the Takeda Clan, featuring Kiritsuke Iyozane (simulated scale) sode (shoulder guards) and kusazar (defensive skirt plating). Handcrafted by our experienced katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith), this Gashira Armor is crafted using traditional designs with implementation of some modern tools and techniques. We offer a variety of options to change the style of the helmet (kabuto), mask (menpo) and shins (suneate). The standard color of the Akai Oni Samurai Armor is red paint, with Black Lacing. We offer the ability to customize it however you like, including paints, laces, material and leather in multiple colors and styles.
Features: Gashira Class crafting.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Variation of paint, high quality cotton odoshi colors and traditional features. Includes display box and stand.
The skilled katchû-shi at the Iron Mountain Armory will begin to handcraft this product at the time of your order. Please allow 4 to 5 weeks for crafting of this item.
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
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