Kyoto-based Armor accessory Nikitama, made by traditional techniques of craftsmen of Kazari Armor.
1. Easy-to-carry amulet made by a traditional artisan in Kyoto.
2. An item with an ancient Japanese spirit that leads to the spirit of Yamato damashii and Bushido.
3. A gem created by artisan with their soul in the motif of "Sendan ita" that protects the vital points of the chest of the armor.
※Japanese beadboard (Sendan ita)
This is an accessory to the armor. It is worn from the right shoulder to the chest, and covers the gap at the right corner of the chest plate.
※Aratama (Aramitama) and Nikitama (Nikitama, Nigitama, Nikimitama, Nigimitama) are concepts in the Shinto religion, and refer to the two aspects of the spirit of a god.
Kazari koyoroi is an amulet that you can easily carry around, suggested by a craftsman who has been making Kazari armor in Kyoto for many years.
This is a gem of a piece of armor with the motif of an important part of a helmet used to protect an important part of the chest, and the soul of a craftsman has been put into it.
Japanese spirit dwells in Kazari koyoroi "Nikitama".
There are many forms of armor, depending on the era in which it was made, but the "O-Yoroi" form of armor, mainly from the Kamakura period (1192-1333), is often referred to as "shikishou no yoroi" (formal armor for ceremonial use), and is sometimes referred to as "shikishou no yoroi" (ceremonial armor).
In this issue, I have itemized a part of this large armor called "sendan no ita", which is a part of the Japanese bead armor.
Because this is an important part of the chest area that protects the vital points of the body, it is, of course, highly functional, and is also made using many of the same techniques used in armor, such as gold-plated metal ornaments, lacquered metal ornaments, gold leaf stamping, leather, and kumihimo together with Odoshi, etc.
For this reason, the "Sendan no ita" has been uniquely called "Koyoroi" (small armor) by our workshop. This small piece of armor is as decorative as a full-fledged suit of armor, and can be easily carried around and appreciated by visitors to the workshop.
The motif of this work is based on existing national treasure armor, and we have also created works with even greater added value.
The patterns on the metal ornaments are associated with very famous national treasure armor, and each of them has a traditional design.
●Bamboo (Strong vitality and growth), sparrow (Prosperity of descendants and Safety of family). Auspicious combination in Japan.
●Ume (noble, Innocent, excellent personality), Uguisu (an auspicious bird that heralds spring). Auspicious combination in Japan.
●chrysanthemum(Noble and elegant). Chrysanthemums have been a special existence for Japanese people since ancient times and have been regarded as a symbol of dignity.
●Peony is regarded as the king of hundred flowers and represents happiness, nobility and luxury.
The armor dedicated to the warriors of the time was presented to temples and shrines as a sacred object to help them achieve major goals and to pray for peace and prosperity for the country.
In modern times, it would be an item for "success in life," "academic achievement," and "family safety".
Also, since "large armor" is the attire of a general, it is a symbol of status, honor and dignity. It is also a symbol of status, honor, and dignity, as a general wears armor, and is worn by a person who has made a name for himself or herself.
The product is delivered in a special paulownia wood box, which is convenient for long-term storage. Paulownia wood is a highly airtight material that not only keeps the inside of the box free of moisture, but also has excellent antiseptic and insect-proof properties. Paulownia wood box. It was an ancient Japanese wisdom to store important books, kimonos and other items that should be kept dry in a box made of paulownia wood.
It was also used as a fashion item, a room decoration, and a good luck charm. Please come and enjoy the unique and special items that our profession handcrafted one by one.