The Arima Clan were descended from Fujiwara Sumitomo. They were established in the 12th century by Arima Tsunezumi. The Arima Clan, whose name means “has horse” were first known for their cavalry offense. Their military prowess grew even stronger with the arrival of the Portuguese. Due to heavy influence by Christian missionaries, and as a result of his “Christianization”, the Arima Clan received supplies and weapons from the Portuguese, which strengthened the clan even further. They would play a small but interracial part in the final unification of Japan by siding with Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The Taisho (Commander) Samurai would take their commands directly from their Daimyo and orchestrate their Arima Clan Gashira samurai, who would then lead their subordinate Arima Kachi Samurai into combat.
We handcraft this traditional “Tosei Byo-toji Yokohagi Okegawa Do” (Two Section Cuirass with Riveted Horizontal Plating joined by a Pin Hinge) by hand, using the most traditional methods with minimal use of modern tools or materials. This particular yoroi features a traditionally crafted 5 plate Hineno Zunari Bachi Kabuto (helmet), with Kiritsuke Iyozane (simulated scale) sode (shoulder guards) and kusazari (defensive skirt plating). This design style was very common towards the end of the Sengoku Era. They are happy to customize the style of kabuto (helmet), menpo (face mask) and suneate (shin guards). The standard paint finish of the Arima Samurai Armor is suna (sand) texture. Selecting “As Shown” will place the Arima clan mon in the center disc of the maedate (crest). Selecting another clan mon or custom mon will add the selected mon to the center disc of the maedate.
These samurai armor suits are all handmade, these life sized, fully functional, and completely authentic preproduction Japanese Samurai Armor and helmets are made with authentic methods and materials only. Each 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 170 and 180 cm 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 the length from belly button to the chest.
- Full sized and fully functional armor, display size: 67*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. the handmade processing time for the order is about 4 to 6 weeks.
- Custom sizing available.
|red and blue
Item Dimensions & Packaging
|67 * 30 * 30 Inches
|25 x 30 x 22 Inches