This Taisho Somen, (So-men) is a full-faced variant Gendai reproduction of a traditional armored samurai menpo (mask). The difference between a standard menpo and a somen is a some covers the entire face instead of just the lower portion. This taisho quality somen features facial shiwa (wrinkles), odayori ore kugi (posts), a hana (detachable nose guard) (hana), mimi (ear covers) and tare (throat guard). This is a unique and beautiful so-men, which looks great worn or displayed with your yoroi, kabuto or on one of our display stands.
Our somen can fit your existing kabuto or looks great displayed by itself with one of our Menpo Display Stands. It can also be 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.
Crafted by the Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order, so please allow 2 to 3 weeks for crafting time.
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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