Uesugi Kenshin – “The Dragon of Echigo” ruled the province of Echigo towards the end of the Sengoku Period (Feudal Japan). He was widely known for his prowess in both battle and in the courts. Kenshin earned his reputation and his nickname after several clashes with the legendary “Tiger of Kai”, better known as Takeda Shingen. Both may have received these names for their interest in Sun Tzu’s work “The Art of War” and their interest in Chinese culture.
The two Daimyo would clash five times before Takeda would succeed in the victory of Kenshi. Uesugi Kenshin believed in the Buddhist god of war. Because of this, his men regarded him as the Avatar of Bishamonten, calling Kenshin the “God of War.” His yoroi set comes with both dragon maedate (crest) for luck and large Buddhist prayer beads for blessing.
Iron Mountain Armory will craft your Gashira Armor using natural materials and traditional designs with the implementation of modern tools and techniques. We offer the option to change the style of the kabuto (helmet), mask menpo and suneate (shin guards). The standard colors of Uesugi Kenshin’s Dragon Armor are Black, as the dominant color with blue lacing. We offer the ability to customize it however you like, including paints, laces, material and leather in multiple colors and styles. This beautiful samurai yoroi set is also offered in both Kachi and Taisho as well.
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.
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