(Full Face Armor)
Taisho Somen (So-men) is a full-faced variant Gendai reproduction of a traditional armored samurai menpo (mask).
The difference between a standard menpo and a somen is a somen covers the entire face instead of just the lower portion. This taisho quality so-men features facial shiwa (wrinkles), odayori ore kugi (posts), a hana (detachable nose guard), mimi (ear covers) and tare (throat guard).
This is a unique and beautiful so-men, which looks great worn or displayed with your yoroi (armour), kabuto (helmet) or on one of our display stands.
Our somen can fit your existing kabuto or looks great displayed by itself with one of our Menpo Display Stands. It can also be worn for decoration, for re-enactment, larp, or cosplay.
Mengu (facial armour) also make great gift items for Budo Martial Artists and Samurai enthusiasts when displayed with one of our gallery mask stands.
Taisho Somen Traditional design.
Full sized and functional.
Mustache is horse or yak hair (depending on mustache style requested).
Various tare, paint, art silk lace and mustache options available.
We are the ONLY exclusively licensed Dealer of quality armour for the world renowned Iron Mountain Armory in Australia.