A very impressive Japanese samurai war armor Mogami Dou Gusoku from the Hosokawa clan around 1700


1 in stock

Our guarantees
Accepted payment methods


Step into the storied world of Japanese samurai warriors with our remarkable Iron Black Lacquer Blue Thread Mogami Dou Gusoku, an authentic war armor set hailing from the mid-Edo Period, approximately around 1700. This exquisite ensemble, comprising a menpo and kabuto, reflects the martial prowess and artistic finesse of its time. The menpo, bearing the signature Mito ju Yoshinobu, showcases the Yadome style, featuring an iron ridge for added protection. This specific style was favored by noble samurai, emphasizing both functionality and elegance. Crafted with precision, the menpo is a testament to the meticulous artistry of skilled armorers during this era. Complementing the menpo is the kabuto, signed Ki Yoshimichi, designed explicitly for the rigors of battle. Constructed with 16 robust plates, this helmet boasts durability, capable of withstanding musket shots. The attention to detail is striking, with carefully placed and filed rivets, a hallmark of superior craftsmanship. Adding a touch of regality is the tall standing multi-layer tehen adorned with a gold kamon, mirroring the emblem of the influential Hosokawa clan. The Hosokawa clan, recognized for its historical significance, continues to hold prominence, with a notable member leading as the former Prime Minister of Japan. Crowning the armor set is a commanding V-shaped Maedate, intricately fashioned from iron. This substantial piece not only enhances the overall aesthetic but also symbolizes strength and intimidation on the battlefield. Explore the captivating history of feudal Japan through the lens of this mid-Edo Period Iron Black Lacquer Blue Thread Mogami Dou Gusoku. Whether you’re an avid collector or a history enthusiast, this exceptional armor set invites you to relive the legacy of Japan’s legendary samurai tradition. Embark on a journey through time and immerse yourself in the might and prestige of these iconic warriors.

Related products