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I want to buy samurai yoroi armor
Topic Started: Mar 29 2018, 10:08 PM (199 Views)
pascalstandaert
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Hi,

I'm Pascal from Belgium, Europe. I'm married to a Japanese woman (for 16 years now).
I'm a big fan of this website and podcast (have heard them all !)

I would like to decorate our new house with a full Yoroi. It would be gorgeous to have one sitting under our staircase in our central hall.

... so I don't need the most authentic (tens of thousands of dollars) stuff, but I still want good quality (not an Ali-Express plastic toy either).
It's purely for decorating our house-entrance, not for wearing.
I'm prepared to spend a few thousand euros/dollars, but not tens-of thousands though ...

Where should I buy this ? online ? is that safe ? fake cheap looking toys ?

Or, the next time we travel to her homecountry, buy one there and have it shipped home ? or can't these (tourist-) shops be trusted either ?

Any tips ?
Please someone set me in the right direction to not getting scammed ...

Thanks in advance !
Pascal
Belgium
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Sukeroku
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Hi Pascal,
'Van Hier tot Tokio', an antique store in Amsterdam, has armor for sale now and then. Quite nice replica's used for jidai matsuri, or movies, for reasonable prices. Or you can ask your fellow countrymen from Samurai Events for adresses. They certainly can help you out.
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Kagemusha
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From here: http://www.samurai-store.com

You can buy a brand new one with custom sizing if necessary. The manufacturer is Marutake based at Satsuma Sendai.
Edited by Kagemusha, Apr 6 2018, 01:02 PM.
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