Known as the one-eyed dragon because he lost his right eye to smallpox when a child, Date Masamune was the ruler of the Tohoku region of northeast Japan during the Waring States period, and is one of the most recognizable figures in the whole of samurai history. An excellent strategist, he served under warlords Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu in their quest to unify Japan but at the same time supported the arts and culture. The Gingado Date Masamune Helmet is a unique way to pay tribute to the man and his legend.
Immediately recognizable by all Japanese because of its crescent moon on the front, Masamune's helmet receives a faithfully made replica here. It is 12 x 17.5 x 12.5 cm (4.7 x 6.8 x 4.9") big and made of gold-plated zinc alloy and die-cast brass in Toyama Prefecture's Takaoka, a city that has been perfecting its metallurgy craftsmanship since the 1600s. Add the most famous samurai general's helmet to your collection and relive one of the most celebrated times in Japan's history!
Specs and Features:
- Dimensions: 12 x 17.5 x 12.5 cm (4.7 x 6.8 x 4.9")
- Materials: zinc alloy, die-cast brass, gold plating
- Comes with display cushion
- Made in Toyama Prefecture's Takaoka using traditional metallurgy craftsmanship
- Made by Buddhist statue maker Gingado