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Naoe Kanetsugu / Plum

Regular price $9,940.00 USD
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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?

Product Story

General Product Information

We have reproduced the armor worn by warriors in actual battles as close to the real thing as possible.
Each piece is carefully handcrafted by artisans. Each warlord has different characteristics, and it is fun just to look at them. It will shows a excellent presense if you have them at entrance and living room.
Why don't you experience the Japanese samurai spirit at home?

 Product History

When did these crafts start to craft?:800 years ago / 1200AD / Kamakura period in Japan

In the Heian Period (794), armor (Kattyu) was the first clear armament worn by warlords, a unique development in Japan in terms of both practicality and design. During the Warring States Period (1467-1615), armor was still a prestigious item and its design and coloring varied from feudal lord to feudal lord. They were not merely tools of war, but works of art with the finest techniques, and today they are fully appreciated for their value of beauty.


Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

A company that has been making samurai armor in Kagoshima Prefecture since 1958. Skilled craftsmen painstakingly reproduce the authentic armor worn by warlords in battle, exactly as it was designed before. There are no blueprints, and each piece is 100% one-of-a-kind, reproduced by the senses of the craftsman.

Craftsman Passion

"Authentic reproduction down to the smallest detail"
The production process takes two to three months. The reason why it takes so long is because everything is made by hand to the specifications of each individual customer. We promise that our customers will be satisfied with the time it takes to complete the project.

Achievement

Received award for excellent products at the All Japan Small and Medium Business Export Fair
Selected as one of the 300 most happy manufacturing companies by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

 

Your Contribution to Craftsman

Customer Voice

Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!

Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?

As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!

We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo

Measurement

When decorated

Width:90cm
Depth:80cm
Height:167cm
Weight:26,200g

When stored

Width:69cm
Depth:54cm
Height:57cm
Weight:26,200g

Material & Caution

Materials

Iron,Brass,Cotton,Silk,Wood,Artificial lacquer,Gold leaf,Gold dust

 

Caution

Individual Difference

Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.

Made to Order

Basically, this product is made to order, so it takes about 2~3 months from order to delivery. Please note that there may be unavoidable delays in delivery due to material shortages or delays in the production process.

Manufacturing Process

We have not uploaded this craftsman’s video yet, please discover another craftsman’s video from below link.

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