The extremely limited masked display helmets are quite hard to obtain even in Japan. Regarding these handpicked antique and vintage helmet collections, their maedate has a variety of accessories on it, such as a Dragon, Tiger, Phoenix, Shishi or Nio Guardians. They are the biggest helmets at our shop and have such a dignified appearance. The weight of the helmets varies widely from comparatively light ones to 17.6lbs for the heaviest ones.
This is because those helmets which are inspired from legendary respected samurai including, Kusunoki Masashige, Minamotono Yoshitsune, Yamanaka Shikanosuke, Kuroda Nagamasa, and are created by master craftsmen who has taken over the Japanese traditional spirits. I have no doubt to recommend those to you. The Japanese Kabuto helmet used in Sengoku era is not only functional in combat but also attracts people's attention as a world masterpiece in the field of the applied art. The Sengoku generals burned incense inside of their helmets and put a flower on their chests' before going to battle.
They were proud of pursuing grace even on the battlefield and carried unbreakable spirits. Kabuto helmet explicitly represents the spirit of the samurai. The design of the Kabuto helmet and its accompanying accessories were arranged by individual preferences. The Kabuto helmet is decorated with antlers/horns (Kuwagata) and a front crest (Maedate) such as an arranged sword, a dragon statue, Myo-oh sculpture, or a statue of Bodhisattva (Bosatsu).The attachments on the front represent Shintoism and Buddhism and add significant value to the Kabuto. The helmets on the website were carved by the artisan of Edo-period-specialist, who carried on the tradition. These items are made based on National Treasure-listed masterpieces, and those products include the ones which were manufactured by Takaoka which is known as the largest production center of bronze ware in Japan and has a 350-year history.
Our products have not only the value of traditional craftsmanship but also as interior decor. Once you decorate them in your room, it would support your space with more elegance. Our products will be with you for a long time. All orders are securely packaged and send ECONOMY AIR.
It takes about 2weeks to 3weeks. Please decide the final judgment for the item value by yourself. Most of the items are very old and not mint condition. They have age appropriate flaws and rust.
International Buyers - Please Note. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.