Go-Mai Do Kazaori Eboshi samurai armor set features a very unique custom kazaori eboshi kabuto (helmet in the form of a wind-swept court cap). The eboshi was traditionally a court cap in the Heian era which became more casual and for ceremonial purposes, into the late Muromachi period. The eboshi was given during “gempuku” (the ceremony of passage to adulthood – typically the age of 12). Samurai eboshi kabuto style are recorded to have been worn by noted military commanders between 1540 and 1620, including Maeda Toshiie (ca. 1538-1599) and Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611). The wind-folded eboshi was so called because they were susceptible of being folded over by the wind, and in this case it is deliberately folded over with this intention.
The go-mai do (5 section cuirass) is more intricate in design, and was favored by samurai because it was more adjustable allowing more comfort (especially in sizing). It was also easier to repair as sections of the plates could be easily swapped out. The overall design made it easier to customize with different plate styles and designs. More importantly it was very robust and could take a beating.
Our artisan taisho katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) will take great care in crafting this taisho samurai armor set. They will use more traditional crafting methods and design than the gashira samurai yoroi. It also features Kiritsuke Iyozane (simulated scale), sode (shoulder guards) and kusazari (defensive skirt plating). They are happy to customize your order by sizing it for your unique dimensions. They can also craft a different style of helmet, mask or even shin style for you.
Features: Taisho Class quality.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Variation of paint, art silk odoshi colors and traditional features.
- Includes display box and stand.
|Our skilled katchû-shi (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 5 to 8 weeks, depending on options selected, and other scheduled orders, for the custom handcrafting of your samurai armor set.|
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