A subtly pointed variation on the "suji—kabuto" design, this helmet features shallow grooves running down the bowl while the front crest bears a bright golden sun and large horn—like protrusions. This traditional light armour was owned by Chosokabe Morichika, son of Motochika of Tosa, a man of extraordinary abilities who gained control of the island of Shikoku. Morichika sided with Ishida Mitsunari in the Battle of Sekigahara, but lost both his land and rank after Ishida's defeat. He then lived in Kyoto as a ronin, or "masterless samurai," and served the Toyotomi household when he heard they were seeking swords for hire. Morichika was dispatched to Osaka Castle and fought valiantly in a desperate attempt to regain his former position, but ultimately failed and met defeat in battle.
Upper body armour conceived by master craftsmen from lyo province (present—day Ehime prefecture) and made with small metal plates of the highest quality that protect the wearer's torso. The design has a slightly older feel than others of the time, but it provides excellent protection relative to its weight.
Gauntlets crafted in the lyo style with small metal plates, much like the torso armour of this set. The plates on the back of the hand offer exceptional protection without sacrificing one's range of motion.
Lower torso armour made in the lyo style with small metal plates and only the very finest materials. The leather and iron have been skilfully worked so as to leave no gaps that may be exploited.
Greaves in the lyo style made from animal pelts and interlocking metal bands fastened with cords. This design allows for greater manoeuvrability than greaves employing iron plates.