Satsuma Rebellion Taisho Yoroi
Satsuma Rebellion, or “Seinan War” was the final rebellion of disaffected and mostly unemployed samurai, against the new Imperial Government of Japan during the beginning of the Meiji Restoration (1603–1867). This 8 month long samurai rebellion ended after its leader, Saigō Takamori, was mortally wounded and committed seppuku shortly after. Saigō’s rebellion was made more famous by the movie “The Last Samurai”.
These high quality taisho class samurai armor sets are crafted by the highly skilled katchu-shi (Japanese armorer) of the Iron Mountain Armory. Crafted in both honor of the samurai of the Satsuma Rebellion (Saigo’s rebellion) and the 北辰一刀流兵法 / Hokushin Itto-Ryu Hyoho school. The Hokushin Itto-ryu is one of the very few traditional koryu (old samurai schools of warfare) which still preserve an authentic katchu-bujutsu curriculum and actively teach traditional armored battlefield fighting techniques to their students. We encourage anyone wanting to study true and traditional martial arts of the samurai to visit their detailed website to learn more about the history, techniques and philosophy of the Hokushin Itto-ryu Hyoho. www.hokushinittoryu.com
Many of the warrior Samurai during the Seinan war (Satsuma rebellion) used the tosei (modern / post 1540) style samurai armor which consisted of a ni-mai (2 section) Do (cuirass) which was tied closed under both armpits. They featured wider and thicker 8 ken (plate) kabuto riveted together to create a strong hachi (bowl) style kabuto (helmet).
Features: Taisho Class quality.
- Full sized and fully functional.
- Variation of paint, art silk odoshi colors and traditional features.
- Includes display box and stand.
- Standard Mon option is #21
All of our armour is forged in the traditional iron armour plating (lames) tradition.
GVA is the ONLY exclusively licensed Dealer of quality armour for the world renowned Iron Mountain Armoury in Australia.