Height : 48cm (19in)
■ face・body ・head :resin
■ armor: brass
■ crest (shape of the crescent
moon): brass plating
■ thread: pure silk
■ horse: iron
The original armored doll “Date Masamune: Samurai Rider” has appeared!
Born from collaboration with SUZUKINE YUZAN in 2004, no one but Ichizo can produce such
a simple, yet modern and fashionable doll.
This is a replica of the armor which the legendary samurai
Date Masamune wore, including his helmet with a horn in the
image of a crescent moon to provoke interest to the doll.
The authenticity of Ichizo is presented through the details
such as the realness of the face and the flexible joints.
The armor itself is produced by YUZAN SUZUKINE , a popular
4th generation Japanese armorsmith.
This fantastic 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. All ICHIZO 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 on, using
a blend of six colors. In this way, the doll’s gentle expression
is expressed as if it were a real child. The fingers of the hands
and the structure of the foot are the fruit of detailed
Additionally, you can move the joints of the head, arms, and
waist freely allowing you to display it in any pose you desire.
Furthermore, the horse prepared for the ICHIZO doll is highly
evaluated as an excellent piece of art. The horse itself is an
original design, crafted from the same materials and methods
as the armor itself. Adhering to its’ hand-drawn and finishing
techniques, this doll would make a fine addition to any
As a symbol for growth and success in business since ancient
times, the horse is revered in Japan to bring good fortune upon
its owner. An old Japanese idiom: 勝ち馬にのる (kachi-uma-ni-noru), says that one who gallops
high on his horse, gains the most riches. Therefore these make excellent gifts for business