Gingado Tokugawa Ieyasu Helmet

Shogun and samurai warlord helmet

Japan wouldn't be the way we know it today if it wasn't for Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first in the dynasty of shoguns that ruled the country from 1600 to 1868 from Edo, the town that would become Tokyo. Before he became a national leader, Ieyasu was a brilliant general and the Gingado Tokugawa Ieyasu Helmet is a reminder of his military career at the end of the Warring States period of the 16th century: it is a miniature (15 x 19.5 x 12.5 cm/5.9 x 7.6 x 4.9") replica of the helmet he wore during those times.

The Gingado Tokugawa Ieyasu Helmet is made of gold-plated zinc alloy and die-cast brass by the craftspeople of Gingado, a company whose main line of business is metallic Buddhist statues. The company is based in Takaoka, a city in Japan's Toyama Prefecture that has a long history in metallurgy. As a matter of fact, its history goes back to the times of Ieyasu himself! So what you get isn't just an ordinary souvenir but a museum-level quality item that will become the centerpiece of your Japan history collection!

Specs and Features:

  • Dimensions: 15 x 19.5 x 12.5 cm (5.9 x 7.6 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
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US$ 227