■ armor・helmet: aluminum
■ thread: pure silk
■ kuwagata: brass plating
（horns in front of the head）
■ wakidate: antler・wood
carving covered with gold leaf
(horns at both sides of the
”Armor of Yukimura Sanada (1/4 scale)”
Armorsmith Suzukine-Yuzan has reproduced, at 1/4 scale, the full armor of the Sengoku warrior Yukimura Sanada.
Yukimura Sanada is one of the most popular Sengoku warriors. He was a loyal supporter of Toyotomi during his Osaka Campaign. While he was known for many brave feats, he ultimately didn’t succeed. Yet he is renowned for being the one warrior who could have been successful in stopping Nobunaga Oda during his campaign to unify Japan. As a result, he’s considered by many as the greatest Japanese samurai and the last traditional samurai (in mind and body). His armor can be described as a deep or passionate red color with the traditional symbol: rokumonsen (6 coins) displayed. His helmet was also unique as it shared the same color and had deer antlers attached, to imitate his opponents. Therefore the essence of this armor lies in masculinity, charisma, and the strength of existing.
This stunning armor is faithfully recreated on a 1/4 scale with the following key points:
• The red helmet is made from aluminum.
• The rokumonsen and deer antlers are wood craved, and thinly layered with gold giving it a realistic look.
• A battle surcoat (jinbaori ) is laid on top of the armor with the rokumonsen stitched on it.
Suzukine-Yuzan’s armor is all handmade. Even though different materials may be used from their original counterparts, each piece is created separately and brought together to mimic the real armor’s design and feeling.
For those who adore Japanese history, culture, or just armor, this piece will make a fine addition to your collection.