Samurai warriors are an enduring symbol of Japan. Reaching their peak in the 16th century, there are countless legends surrounding the warrior class, and they seen today as an icon of both strength and wisdom. It goes without saying that there is a myriad of samurai related merchandise sold today in Japan. Now is your chance to own a piece of history, or at least something history-inspired, with Buyee and Yahoo! Auctions. Gander at these samurai goods!
The Brilliant Design of Samurai Armor
The distinct design of samurai armor makes it a hot commodity for collectors. While many armor sets today are reproductions, they still have an incredible level of craftsmanship and beauty. They are the centerpiece display for many houses in Japan. The featured seven-piece set is emblematic of many armor sets high-ranking samurai had in their collection. It comes with an elaborately designed helmet, chest guard, gauntlets, leg bracers, and more. Though it may not fit you, it is still an unforgettable showpiece for your home.
Art of the Blade: Katana Sword Guards
Japanese sword guards, also known as tsuba, may not seem like a likely canvas for art. Though needed for their practicality, their vibrant designs make it a unique piece of metalcraft. Even if you don’t own a sword yourself, they make for a nice display piece. The design on the featured item tells the folk origins of tanabata, a Japanese holiday celebrated every July. Tsuba come in many different shapes and designs, so search for one that suits your taste!
Become a 21st Century Samurai with a Katana Umbrella
Swords are a bit impractical these days. However, you can’t go wrong with a good umbrella. This one has a handle mimicking a katana’s grip, making you feel like a samurai everytime it rains. Emblems of famous samurai warlords are emblazened on the umbrella, giving it a bit of a feudal style. There are a variety of different brands that utilize the same idea, so shop around and see what you can find.
Stay Comfy Samurai Style with Tabi Socks
Tabi are traditional socks that separate the big toe from the four others. They are still worn today with Japanese sandals, and many prefer them to western style socks. The garment proliferated during the age of the samurai, so mixing tabi with samurai aesthetic design seems like a perfect fit. This pair is modeled after Sanada Yukimura, one of the most famous samurai warriors. Many other patterns adorn these type of socks, so find your favorite using the search link!
Sci Fi Meets Samurai with Bandai’s Movie Realization Figures
What if Star Wars didn’t take place in a galactic sci fi setting, and instead during the age of the samurai? Famed toy maker Bandai brings this idea to life with their creative Movie Realization figures. Star Wars characters are no longer adorned with laser rifles or futuristic armor, but instead katana swords and richly detailed samurai armor. Everyone from the lowly stormtroopers to the fearsome Darth Vader are represented in this unique visual style. See if you can find your favorite character!
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