Vintage Japanese Boys' Day Miniature Samurai Warrior Armor W/ Kabuto Helmet
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Vintage Japanese Boys' Day Miniature Samurai Warrior Armor W/ Kabuto Helmet:
This is a highly detailed miniature of a Samurai Warrior's armorand kabuto (helmet) that was displayed during Boys' Day (May 5th) in a traditional Japanese household.It is made of iron, silk, cotton, and brassand dates to the mid Showa era (1950). It is about 1/3 of life size. There is a presentation plaque seen in picture 1 which has the artists name: Ryuzan Saku.
The face plate is made of iron, with a thick mustache (see picture 3). The armor itself is well-constructed, with overlapping plates of brass woven with silk and cotton, hinged together. The top is decorated with wakidate (horns, picture 2) and dragon . designed to inspire fear in the enemy.
This full set of armor has been well used but well loved and remains inexcellent condition. It stands approximately 28" tall on its presentation box (see first and fifth pictures). It comes complete with the original lidded storage (presentation) and display box made of Japanese cryptomeria wood (see picture 10) with several coats of black urushi (Japanese lacquer). Total height for armor standing on display box is 28" (68 cm). Also included is a wooden structure to hold the armor and helmet in place while on display (see picture 7). It is very complete inluding boots, leg protectors and others. All pieces fit nicely within the lidded wooden display cabinetfor storage.
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