Saotome helmet
18 October 2019
  The Saotome school takes its name from the village in the Hitachi province where it originated in the early 17th century. According to the Meiko...
Original samurai armor for sale
30 September 2019
  Choosing a samurai armor    Looking for an original samurai armor for sale can me a hard work. And a dangerous one. Many japanese armor for sale...
23 September 2019
  The Iwai school is one of the oldest documented schools for the construction of samurai armor, kabuto and menpo. The first known Iwai armorer  is...
11 September 2019
5 things to know about samurai helmets 1. Bachi and kabuto A samurai helmet is called kabuto. Its main part is the iron bowl, called hachi or bachi...
15 July 2019
  The Yukinoshita family was from Aizu, a province controlled by the Ashina samurai clan, in north-east Japan. Originally lantern-makers, from 16th...
08 July 2019
  On a kabuto we can generally see ornaments of various kind, called tatemono (literally "standing things"). Among them, the maedate (front...

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