Height : 44cm (18in)
■ face・body・head : resin
■ armor: brass
■ crest(shape of the crescent
moon): brass・plated copper
■ thread: pure silk
Here comes the Ichizo original armored doll Samurai Boy: Date Masamune.
This doll comes from our collaboration collection with SUZUKINE YUZAN in 2004. Combing our simple, modern and fashionable style, we’ve created this magnificent doll.
As for all our dolls, Ichizo’s authenticity is expressed through the fine details. The flexible joints and realistic face are trademarks of Ichizo quality. These details extend down to the fingers and toes, showcasing fine craftsmanship. This particular doll features the realistic details of Date Masamune’s armor and his trademark crescent moon horn. This inspiring armor is pure black, offering a simple yet beautiful design. It’s been said the character design of Darth Vader from the famous movie saga: Star Wars was based off this original armor. Date Masamune was known as a fierce samurai on the battlefield, and his crescent moon was a symbol associated with him.
This stunning piece is handmade to order by the studio of YUZAN SUZUKINE. The armor itself was destined for the realistic design of the ICHIZO doll, as all our dolls are crafted, painted, and detailed by hand with no printing or machinery. The doll’s eyes are carefully drawn with a blend of six colors, and the cheeks are rounded to express a gentle child-like image.
Using these techniques each doll has no copy, making each one truly special.
The doll itself stands at 18in and is fully articulate allowing you to display it in any pose you desire.
The Samurai Boy may appear cute, however it stands firm. For those who adore the Warring States Period, this doll is for you. Also this makes the perfect gift for friends and family who enjoy fine handcrafted Japanese art.
In Japan, ICHIZO dolls are highly evaluated as works of art. Adhering to its’ hand-drawn and finishing techniques, this doll makes a fine addition to any collection.