Moritsugu Katsumoto Samurai Armor “The Last Samurai” is hand crafted by the highly skilled katchû-shi (Japanese armorer) of the Iron Mountain Armory, with great passion and pride. This beautiful, one of a kind Daimyo class samurai armor set is crafted due to high demand for a replica of “Moritsugu Katsumoto” last samurai armor set. Moritsugu Katsumoto is a fictional character played by Ken Watanabe from the semi-fictional movie “The Last Samurai”. In the movie Katsumoto is believed to have portrayed real life Saigo Takamori who was the most influential samurai and politician in the cross over of Edo to Maiji eras.
Saigo Takamori was hailed as one of the “Three Great Nobles” who led the “Meiji Restoration“. Although he originally supported the Meiji Restoration, which disbanded the Tokugawa shogunate (striping them of their power and lands), his support shifted when seeing the systematic persecution of the samurai by the new Japanese Government. It was Saigo Takamori who led the Satsuma Rebellion, which united the last of the samurai in their last war in Japanese history. Because of this, Takamori is considered to be “The Last True Samurai” (not Tom Cruise).
This beautiful samurai gusoku (matching samurai armor set) boasts a 32 ken suji-bachi kabuto with so-fukurin (brass edging over the 32 plate ridges) as well as is crafted with both kiritsuke iyozane (simulated wide scale) and kiritsuke kozane (simulated narrow scale) plating. It features fukurin (brass trim) along the Do (chest), fukigaeshi (ears) and mabizashi (brim), along with unique brass and copper plating with bamboo / tiger motif.
The Daimyo katchû-shi will focus on premium quality over quantity. They will use a mixture of traditional and modern techniques / materials to obtain the most luxurious look and regal feel suited for a Daimyo. Options are pre-selected to duplicate the exact armor design as seen in the product pictures. Be sure to explore the different options if you would like something more custom. Please note the current gold floral pattern (as shown) is no longer available. We suggest option FB25 as a suitable replacement. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Features: Daimyo Quality
- Crafted by the most experienced armors of Iron Mountain Armory.
- Traditional Edo era design with theatrical details.
- Moritsugu Katsumoto Last Samurai Armor Replica.
- Includes Stand and Yoroi Bitsu (storage / display box).
Our Daimyo Katchû-shi at Iron Mountain Armory will handcraft this product at the time of your order. Daimyo class uses both traditional and modern techniques / materials to create a regal armor set fitting for a Daimyo. Please allow at least 2 to 3 months for crafting of this item.
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