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 somen covers the entire face instead of just the lower portion. This taisho quality so-men features facial shiwa (wrinkles), odayori ore kugi (posts), a hana (detachable nose guard), mimi (ear covers) and tare (throat guard). This is a unique and beautiful so-men, which looks great worn or displayed with your yoroi (armor), kabuto (helmet) 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, for re-enactment, larp, or cosplay. Mengu (facial armor) also make great gift items for Budo Martial Artists and Samurai enthusiasts when displayed with one of our gallery mask stands.
Features: Taisho Somen
- 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.
|Our skilled katchû-shi (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 2 to 4 weeks, depending on options selected, for the custom handcrafting of your reproduction samurai item.|
|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.|
References: “The Samurai Armour Glossary” by Ian Bottomley & David Thatcher / “The Watanabe Art Museum Samurai Armour Collection Volume 1: Kabuto & Mengu” By Trevor Absolon