A helmet referred to as a "suji-kabuto," it resembles the shape of a brush tip. The vermilion beetle-horn crest contrasts with the traditional elegant "shikoro" neck guards and "fukikaeshi" plates, and when combined with the "menpo" visor, makes this a conspicuous piece that leaves the opposition cold. This Tosei-gusoku armour was owned by Shima Sakon, the tactician who served Ishida Mitsunari. Sakon was a man who possessed keen intelligence, his tactics keeping Tokugawa leyasu in check. As a military commander, he was both courageous and wise, and touted as being "too good for Mitsunari." The staid navy blue thread binding on the black lacquer "kozane" scales are a reflection of Sakon's intelligence and fidelity.
Body armour featuring a double—plated design with fastenings on the right side. Made from tiny inverted "kozane" scales, the Shima family crest displaying three Japanese emperor oak leaves is emblazoned in its centre. The sleeves are form—following "itazane" plates for high manoeuvrability, whilst still presenting the look of heavy armour.
Kote arm guards featuring the same navy blue lashing as the do, with the core being made from light gauge iron covered in tough leather. The light weight allows for good manoeuvrability, whilst affording protection from the elbows down over the backs of the hands. The palms are left exposed to aid in handling weapons.
This hizayoroi features substantial pieces of armour with white thread complementing the navy blue. On the back, they extend down to the ankles offering protection over a wide area. The very bottoms of the hizayoroi at the back sport extravagant gold adornments, designed to be visible from underneath even when a tabard is being worn.
Greaves made of multiple iron plates riveted together and tied around the leg with a braid. A thin, soft leather layer against the calves helps prevent slippage, and the portion below the ankle is protected with a decorative piece of bear skin.