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Ashikaga Takauji (Helmet only)
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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
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?
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.
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.
"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.
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
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
Material & Caution
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.
We have not uploaded this craftsman’s video yet, please discover another craftsman’s video from below link.