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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Nothing compares with the shear elegance of silk, hand dyed naturally and found in traditional weaves that were used by the warrior class in armor dating back to the 12th Century and Heian Jidai. Whether you select a solid color or the incredible turtle shell pattern, there is no finer sageo available anywhere!
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  1. Nine solid colors

    Cotton Sageo

    Cotton Sageo Length (end to end with tassels) 118 cm =46.5 inches
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    Silk, solid colors, Natural Dye, Tranditional Nijyu-Yamato weave
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    sageo-Gold_Brown_Silk The "kikko" styled pattern is a very traditional and iconic way of expressing longevity, perseverance, and good fortune. Besides, these sageo are stunning and yet appropriate for any proper Japanese sword.
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    sageo-Gradient__Silk The finest silk thread, the finest clear-cold water dyes, the superior craftsmanship make these sageo a great expression of your sword!

    Regular Price: $98.00

    Special Price $89.00

  5. Silk_Sageo_Turtle_Shell


    sageo-Grey_Turtle_Shell Special! These are traditional hand woven sageo. The pattern is called "Bisyamon Kikko" - a turtle shell design. Total Length: About 240-250 cm including tassels or about 220 cm excluding tassels. The weave has some give so dimensions are approximate depending upon how taut the sageo has been drawn. You can adjust the lengths according to your needs by hemming the tassels. Woven using traditional methods using a "Takadai" styled loom, this turtle shell pattern is one of the most complex to make. Our hand woven sageo are exclusively made for swordstore.com by one of Japan's recognized cultural assets (Dento Kougeishi) as awarded by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs charged with protecting Japan's rich cultural and historical treasures. These sageo are functional pieces of armor, personal expressions of taste and works of art worthy of being protected so as not to be lost to history.
  6. New Silk Sageo


    sageo_Kasumi_Silk The gradient is weaved into both sides of the sageo in rich and lustrous colors. We're the exclusive providers of these premium quality naturally dyed silk sageo. The weave, the dye quality are superior to anything else offered in the market today!!!
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