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Updated: 27 Sep 2021


Antique Samurai Helmet
Tetsusabiji Jyuniken Suji Kabuto with Kicho Shiryo Certificate


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Antique Samurai Helmet Tetsusabiji Jyuniken Suji Kabuto

Period; Middle of the EDO period

Prime Material: Iron

Suji Kabuto consists of many small riveted iron plates to form its shape. This helmet has Jyuni (twelve in Japanese) iron plates.
Suji means a stripe in Japanese, and you can see 12 stripes in this helmet. A high-class Samurai might have owned this helmet. There is no signature on this helmet, but The surface is Tetsusabiji style, which only applied lacquer for paint base for the iron not to get rusty. It looks less shiny than normal lacquered surface.



Certification:Kicho Shiryo Certificate

The cerificate issued by The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor, which is the most trusted Japanese armor appraiser in Japan. Kicho Shiryo means an precious cultural article. This armor was authenticated on May 30th 2021 as Kicho Shiryo and the paper mentions the armor was made in the mid Edo period. We are expecting to receive the paper in early August.



About us
Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the place for those who are interested in Japanese culture and craftsmanship. We deal with antique Samurai swords/armor, original Japanese sword mounting, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on. 

Antique Japanese helmet(Kabuto) and Export process
After receiving the full payment from you, we will apply for its export permit from the Board of Education to legally export the helmet to other countries. It normally takes around 1-1.5 months to receive this permit. And we would like you to expect at least 2-3 months for your order to arrive at your given address after you ordered.

Payment method
We accept payment through Stripe (Credit card) or Paypal. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us.

Shipping Duration
We ship via EMS (Japanese Postal Service). It normally takes at least 5-14 days to receive any packages after you place an order.
It might take longer depending on the season or custom clearance. We will inform your order’s tracking number via email.

*Please keep in mind there is a significant delay expected in delivery with EMS in some countries due to the pandemic in the world. We offer free shipping only when we can ship by EMS. Therefore, if you like us to ship with a different shipping carrier such as UPS, we will charge additional costs. If you want to know the detail of shipping, please feel free to contact us.