This suit is crafted by our skilled katchû-shi (Japanese armor smith) here at 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 during feudal Japan. He was known for his prowess in both the battlefield and in the courtroom. 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 intense interest in Chinese warrior culture.
The two Daimyo would clash 5 times before Takeda would finally succeed in victory over 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.” His yoroi set comes with both dragon maedate (crest) and large Buddhist prayer beads.
Iron Mountain Armory will craft your Kachi Armor using mostly synthetic materials, traditional designs and, the implementation of more modern tools and techniques. We offer the options to change the style of the kabuto (helmet), menpo (mask) and suneate (shin guards). The standard colors of Uesugi Kenshin’s Dragon Armor are black as the primary 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 Gashira and Taisho class.
Features: Kachi Class.
- Variation of paint, nylon odoshi colors and features.
- Full sized and fully functional.
The apprentice katchû-shi at Iron Mountain Armory handcraft this product at the time of your order. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for crafting of this item.
To see the class differences, please view Kachi Vs. Gashira.
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