*Main parts are made of iron
■Helmet bowl: Black lacquered Suji Kabuto riveted by 18 iron plates
*Suji means stripes. You can see 18 stripes on this helmet
■Front decoration: Kuwagata(hoe shape ) and Shishi(gargoyle face)
■Neck guard: Gold lacquered neck guard lacing with a few colors(4 layers)
■Cuirass: Black lacquered cuirass with the designs of gold arabesque
■Shoulder guards: Gold lacquered shoulder guards laced with a few colors(8 layers)
■Kusazuri: Gold lacquered kusazuri laced with a few colors( 5 layers)
Kusazuri is a skirt of plates attached to the cuirass
■Armored sleeves: Gold lacquered armored sleeves
*Each armor on our website is wearable. Suitable size is under 180cm high and under 90cm around the waist. If you have a special request, we might be able to customize with extra price.
*Each armor comes with a black lacquered wooden storage box and a wooden stand to have the armor stay still on the box. And there is an instruction paper printed in English for you to assemble and to wear the armor.
* You can only order ONE armor per purchase.
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, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on.
Marutake’s mission is to let the world know how beautiful traditional Japanese Samurai armor is. MARUTAKE, which produces more than 90 % of new Samurai armor in Japan, is located in Kagoshima prefecture in KYUSHU island, the southern part of Japan. It started as a fishing tool company and gradually shifted toward armor-making because of the founder’s strong affection for Samurai. More information is available here.
Since each armor is carefully hand-made, it will take about 3-4 months to make one armor. And, depending on models, it might take additional few months. If you like to know more about how long it takes to produce one armor, please feel free to contact us.
We accept payment through Stripe (Credit card), PayPal, Apple Pay or ChromePay, all of which are secure payment methods. Also, you don’t need to make an account on Stripe for the checkout. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us. You may either pay in JPY, USD, AUD, CAD, EUR, CHF or GBP. The price is set in Japanese Yen. Prices in other currencies are automatically calculated based on the latest exchange rate.
We normally ship via EMS (Express Mail Service) provided by Japan Post. It usually takes at least 5-14 days to deliver the package after you place an order. We offer Free International Shipping as long as we can ship your order by EMS. If you prefer other shipping carriers, please contact us.
We will inform you of the order’s tracking number via email. Please make sure you fill out your valid email address correctly.
*Please keep in mind that due to the spread of COVID-19, there might be possible delays in delivery. If you like to make sure if EMS shipping is available to your country, please contact us.
【How To Contact Us】
Please contact us through email, Facebook Messenger or Live Chat if you have any questions. You can find each icon on the right side of the website. Please click one of them to reach us. We will reply to you within 1-2 business days.
【How To Preserve Samurai Armor】
Dryness, humidity, and bad ventilation might deteriorate the condition of Samurai armor. The best temperature to preserve Samurai armor is around 20℃ in Celsius, and humidity should be about 60%. Direct sunlight should be avoided. We recommend storing armors in a room with good ventilation. If you like to display them outside the boxes for a prolonged time, we suggest using a glass case in order for dust not to be accumulated easily. In case you don’t use a glass case, please make sure to regularly dust off from the armor by using a soft brush made of delicate cloth or brush for painting.
If you like to know more about the preservation of this armor, please feel free to contact us.