This Ressi Somen, (So-Men – Full Mask) is a full-faced Gendai reproduction of an original original mengu, samurai menpo (mask), which covers the entire face instead of just the lower portion. This Taisho ressi somen has a fierce face that features facial wrinkles (shiwa), posts (odayori ore kugi), detachable nose guard (hana), ear covers (mimi) and throat guard (tare). This is a very unique and beautiful somen, which looks great worn with your samurai yoroi, displayed with your kabuto or by itself with the optional display stand.
Our menpō, like all of our armor, are full sized and functional. It can fit your existing kabuto or looks great displayed by itself with one of our Menpo Display Stands, worn for decoration, at a re-enactment or as part of a costume.
Features: Traditional design.
- Full sized and functional.
- Mustache is horse or yak hair (depending on mustache style requested).
- Various tare, paint, art silk lace and mustache options available.
- Taisho handcrafted quality.
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References: “The Samurai Armour Glossary” by Ian Bottomley & David Thatcher / “The Watanabe Art Museum Samurai Armour Collection Volume 1: Kabuto & Mengu” By Trevor Absolon