Crafted by the skilled katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) at the Iron Mountain Armory, in honor of legendary Uesugi Kenshin – “The Dragon of Echigo”. Daimyo Uesugi Kenshin ruled the province of Echigo towards the end of the Sengoku Period (Feudal Japan). He was known for his prowess in both battle and in the courts. Kenshin earned his reputation and name of “The Dragon of Echigo” 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 victory of Kenshi. Because of Uesugi Kenshin’s belief in the Buddhist god of war, his men regarded him as the Avatar of Bishamonten, calling Kenshin the “God of War” and thous his yoroi set comes with both dragon maedate (crest) and large Buddhist prayer beads.
Iron Mountain Armory will craft your Gashira Armor using natural materials, traditional designs with the implementation of some modern tools and techniques. We offer the options to change the style of the helmet (kabuto), mask (menpō) and shins (suneate). The standard colors of Uesugi Kenshin’s Dragon Armor are Black Main Paint with Blue Lacing, but 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. The skilled katchû-shi at the Iron Mountain Armory handcraft this product at the time of your order, so please allow 5 to 7 weeks for crafting of this item.
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
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