Momoyama Ni-Mai Gashira Samurai Armor is crafted in honor of the robust tosei yoroi (post 1540 modern samurai armor) developed during the Azuchi–Momoyama period (1568 ~ 1600). The Azuchi–Momoyama period marked the final phase of the Sengoku era (warring states) in Japan’s long, bloody history or war. Oda Nobunaga known as “魔王” (The Demon Lord) and the Great Unifier of Japan, changed the way war was fought with his tanegashima gunners and spear foot samurai, who displaced the mounted samurai with ease. These new samurai troops trained in mass group movements, instead of hand-to-hand fighting tactics. Their distinctive armor colors of Red or Black helped fostered “esprit de corps” (moral). With these new tactics Oda Nobunaga effectively became ruler of 20 provinces, unifying almost all of Japan under one Shogun.
Iron Mountain Armory has crafted and presents this particular gusoku (matching armor set) with the Demon Lord’s trademark black yoroi with blue odoshi (lace) and with the pre-selected optional mayu (simulated eyebrows), miage shiwa (simulated facial wrinkles). The Oda suemon (mon on the fukigaeshi) and fukurin (metal trim) compliments the 18 ken (simulated) Hachi Goshozan kabuto. The details of the ni-mai do (2 section cuirass), nami chu-sode with kibiki-odoshi are also complimented with the optional fukurin trim, topped with the Oda mon tekko no suemon (mon on the back of hand). This momoyama ni-mai gashira samurai armor set is filled with many options showing how stunning a yoroi can look when fully embellished.
Keeping with tradition, skilled katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) at Iron Mountain Armory provide you with all the options of a Samurai when ordering their yoroi. You can select from other styles of kabuto and chose to remove some pre-selected options, like the mayu and/or miage shiwa (simulated facial wrinkles).
Please Note: All options are pre-selected to create the suit as seen in the product pictures with many of the options changeable. If you have any questions about the options click/tap the ? next to the option title for more information or see our Order Options Explained page for more details.
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.
|Our skilled katchû-shi (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 4 to 6 weeks, depending on options selected, and other scheduled orders, for the custom handcrafting of your samurai armor set.|
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
|For more information, please review our Order Options Explained, Glossary Terms or FAQ Pages. You can also Contact Us directly. We are always happy to be of service.|