B012 - Uesugi Kenshin Dragon Armor
- Item #: B012
- Manufacturer: Iron Mountain Armory
The Dragon Armor is a reproduction of one of the Gashira armor suit worn by the Daimyo Uesugi Kenshin (The Dragon of Echigo) who ruled Echigo Province in the Sengoku Period of Japan. He was one of the many powerful lords of the Sengoku Period. He is famous for his prowess on the battlefield, his military expertise, his legendary rivalry with Takeda Shingen, and his belief in the Buddhist God of War - Bishamonten. In fact, many of his followers and others believed him to be the Avatar of Bishamonten, and called Kenshin: The God of Warriors.
Uesugi Kenshin was one of two of the most vicious Samurai Warlords to do battle in Japan, the other being Takeda Shingen. Over the years, they would engage in combat five times. Their fourth battle, which was at Kawanakajima, would be their major battle. Because of Uesugi Kenshin's fierceness as a fighter, he was given the nickname "The Dragon", while Shingen was referred to as "The Tiger" in his warring days as a Samurai. Thus, the legendary battle of "The Tiger and the Dragon" had its origin with these two powerful samurai.
Details: The armor is wearable and comes standard sized for a man with a 106cm chest (+/- 3cm), standing at 5' 8" tall (+/- 3”) and is fully functional. Available in two different quality levels: Kachi and Gashira. Gashira Class yoroi includes a free customary black lacquered box (Yoroi Bitsu) which, along with an included wooden frame, provides the support for the display and instructions. Kachi Class yoroi does not include the Yoroi Bitsu and maybe purchased separately using the drop-down menu option.
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