The second of the Three Great Unifiers of Japan Toyotomi Hideyoshi began life as a foot-soldier who rose in the ranks to become a samurai, general, statesman and eventually ruler of Japan.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was born in the village of Nakamura, (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture) in 1536. His father, Yaemon, died shortly after his birth, and his mother remarried a lowly samurai who treated the boy severely. As a child he was sent to a nearby temple to become a priest, but absconded at the age of 15 to join the army of Matsushita Yukitsuna as an ashigaru foot soldier. In 1558, Hideyoshi was given six ryo, a fair sum of money, to purchase a coat of chain-mail for his master. However, the young samurai used the money to buy himself light armor and weapons and returning to Owari (Aichi Prefecture) entered the services of Oda Nobunaga as a sandal bearer.
The story is well known that one cold winters’ morning, Hideyoshi put his masters’ straw sandals inside his kimono to keep them warm. This story too seems to be mostly fiction, but does explain how Hideyoshi came to the attention of Nobunaga, who, impressed by his attitude, rewarded him well, noting his intellect and promoting him as he rapidly distinguished himself.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a Japanese samurai and daimyo of the late Sengoku period regarded as the second "Great Unifier" of Japan. Hideyoshi rose from a peasant background as a retainer of the prominent lord Oda Nobunaga to become one of the most powerful men in Japan.
It was at Fushimi Castle on September 18, 1598 that Hideyoshi died at the age of 63 leaving his vast empire to his five year-old son, Hideyori. Determined that the Toyotomi family should retain power, Hideyoshi had appointed a board of five regents, the Go-Tairo, to rule in his son’s stead. It was the actions of one of those regents, Tokugawa Ieyasu, who would again bring the nation to civil war, and then emerge victorious.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was not a physically strong man. He had risen rapidly from being a lowly sandal-bearer to one of the most respected strategists in the land by merit of a strong intellect that allowed him to take over the helm from Nobunaga and eventually unify the nation.
The Toyotomi clan brown Japanese samurai armor with kabuto helmet suits are all 100% handmade, life sized, fully functional, and completely authentic preproduction Japanese Samurai Armor and helmets are made with authentic methods and materials. The Japanese samurai suit comes with everything you see in the photo, which includes the black lacquered display storage box and display stand holding the armor. Each armor comes pre-fitted for a person who stands between 5.5 and 6.0 feet tall with an average body type. The armor can be easily adjusted for a better fit by the owner. We also offer customized Armor, if needed, please provide the height, arm length, bust, waist, and length from the belly button to the chest.
- Full sized and fully functional armor, display size: 69*30*30 inches. standard size armor fits between 5.5 and 6.0 feet tall with average body type.
- Product weight: 44 lbs (armor and helmet only ), shipping weight: 55 lbs (includes the armor set and the black lacquered display storage box and display stand holding the armor.)
- Variation of paint, high quality cotton odoshi colors and traditional features.
- 100% handmade by experienced armor smith.
- Custom sizing available.
Item Dimensions & Packaging
|69 * 30 * 30 Inches
|25 x 30 x 22 Inches