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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    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.
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