Height : 35cm (14in)
■ face・body・head : resin
■ armor: brass
■ thread: pure silk
■ thread: pure silk
Ichizo original armored doll Samurai Boy: Kenshin Uesugi has appeared!
This doll comes from our collaboration with SUZUKINE YUZAN in 2004. Combing our simple, modern and fashionable style with SUZUKINE YUZAN’s tastes, we’ve created a 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. This particular doll features a removable velvet mantle and an ornament of Izuna Gongen on the helmet. While Kenshin is closely tied to Bishamonten he was also known for his connection to the Izuna Gongen cult. This cult, linked to military prowess, believed in a supernatural deity with incredible powers. In battle, Kenshin wore this symbolic ornament as he prayed for the god to let him borrow its power. His overwhelming victories and his later devotion to Bishamonten, earned him the nickname: the avatar of war.
This armor is real and handmade just like any armor displayed in the studio of YUZAN SUZUKINE. This armor was destined for the realistic design of the ICHIZO doll, since all our dolls are crafted, painted, and detailed by hand with no printing or machinery. Therefore each doll has no copy, making all of them truly special.
For example, the doll’s eyes are carefully drawn, using a blend of six colors. In this way, there is a gentle expression not found with other dolls. The detail extends down to the fingers and toes, showcasing fine craftsmanship. The doll itself is fully articulated allowing you to display it in any pose you desire.
The Samurai Boy may be small but it’s still very gallant. For those who adore the Warring States Period of Japan, this doll is for you. This also makes the perfect gift for friends and family members who love Japanese history or truly fierce samurai!
In Japan, ICHIZO dolls are highly evaluated as art. Adhering to its’ hand-drawn and finishing techniques, this doll makes a fine addition to any collection.