Heir 's Duty

Maeda clan's warrior

Swordstore now offers Japanese art in both antique and high quality limited reproductions. We also have the ability to produce any size (within ratio) reprint that you desire whether your intention is to place in a frame, use as a banner or decorate an entire wall space – we can do it! About this scroll: This scroll was commissioned for a 1st son’s (Inuchiyo) first battle. It is unlikely that he would’ve been allowed anywhere near a battle but the number of heads taken is meant to exaggerate his prowess and as of yet untested courage. Original with kantei (documentation) available.

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  1. Top Cotton white thin

    Top Cotton white thin

    Thin mesh weave make it breezable. 100% Cotton material. Made in Japan.
    $98.00
  2. Hakama Cotton Indigo Blue

    Hakama Cotton Indigo Blue

    Smurfed! Good, you're paying for real indigo dye, no phoney chemical dyes are used on this classic garment. Bullet-proof these hakama wear like iron and become as soft as a baby's….
    $188.00
  3. Hakama Formal Stripe Custom

    Hakama Formal Stripe Custom

    Everyone should have a Sunday go-to-meetings hakama for formal occassions. Do remember that Kendo Renmei guidelines determine who can wear these garments at public events.
    $298.00
  4. Iaigi-poly, kimono sleeve

    Iaigi-poly, kimono sleeve

    Elegant, for formal occassions such as "Embu" and "Taikai" these "Montsuki" have virtually replaced the more expensive silk garments because of practicality and price! Swordstore offers the best garments on the market today. These garments are made to the highest standards in Japan to hang properly and gather straight. For the sword arts and Kyudo, movement should look "monolithic" and our garments are made specifically for Iaido with this purpose in mind. Larger clients with waists wider than 40 inches and/or chests greater than 42 inches should request "OKUMI". The kesa should not pull or tug and the garment is made to accomodate the larger sizes without compromising how the garment drapes. Culturally, the Japanese judge how a garment fits and is worn.
    $240.00
  5. Juban under garment

    Juban under garment

    Soft and light, these cotton undergarments hang correctly allowing the wearer to show just a hint of juban at the collar.
    $56.00
  6. Top Cotton Indigo blue thin

    Top Cotton Indigo blue thin

    Thin weave has a honey comb effect so that it breeze.
    $98.00
  7. Top Cotton Indigo blue double

    Top Cotton Indigo blue double

    Thick double woven material. Indigo dye.
    $220.00
  8. Top Edosashi white (

    Top Edosashi white

    Light material. Good for summer climate. Edosashi pattern is from Sashiko style.
    $88.00
  9. Top Cotton white thick

    Top Cotton white thick

    white or cream thick double thickness top.
    $165.00
  10. Hakama Custom Order Poly Tetron

    Hakama Custom Order Poly Tetron

    Like a men's suit, the quality is in the craftsmanship of the custom order.  Both garments are cut from the same bolt of cloth and amazingly the cost is not very different from the "non-custom" separates.  

    Did you know that a hakama made specifically for the art of Iaido are constructed differently than hakama for other forms of Budo such as Aikido?

    A:  Defined by the proportions between upper and lower body.  The front is made  about 3/4 inch shorter than the back so that you do not step onto your hakama when you do Enbu.

    B:  We custom tailor the back panel so that it fits to your body's contours taking hip size into consideration so that the pleats hang naturally straight. For full sized clients (waist in excess of 40)" we will take your hip measurement so that the seamstress can adjust the front and back panels accordingly.

    C:  Interior construction of the garment defines the look of how the Hakama drapes.  Movements should look monolithic like a solid square when movements and stances are performed.  This care is not taken in the construction of less expensive hakama or those designed for arts such as Aikido.  Movements therefore look more crisp and defined.
    $185.00
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