Armor

THE HISTORY OF JAPANESE ARMOR & WHERE TO FIND SAMURAI ARMOR FOR SALE

Ancient Japanese weaponry is famous worldwide for its effectiveness and still has relevance in modern times due to martial arts such as Iaido. The Japanese warriors, more commonly known as ‘Samurai’ became famous all over the world because of their loyalty, honor,  and fierce fighting strategies. However, very little is known about the armor they […]

Samurai Armor as a Fashion Statement

Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor’ at the Cincinnati Art Museum features more than 130 objects including weapons, artwork and 11 suits of armor. With a title like Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor, you might think this is purely a warlike exhibit, aiming for throngs of young (and older) men rushing to […]

The elaborate armor of the Yokohagido type – early to mid-Edo period: 17th-18th century

The techniques used by Japanese armorers evolved through the centuries. Made for war, armor protected the samurai who wore it, adorning and honoring those who fought and died in combat. Many materials were required to produce a Japanese armor that was as beautiful as it was functional. Iron, leather, brocade and precious and semi-precious metals were […]

Cardboard armor cosplay is surprise hit with adults and kids

TAKAOKA, Toyama Prefecture–Two of the nation’s most popular feudal warriors would undoubtedly be baffled at the sight of adults going nuts for cardboard suits of armor modeled on their protective coverings. Showa Note Co. was taken aback, too, because the paper costumes inspired by samurai warlords Sanada Yukimura (1567-1615) and Date Masamune (1567-1636) were originally […]