Headband that replaces the helmet in this set of armour. It is made of bear skin and is said to deflect arrows on the battlefield through the power of a hidden spirit. This heavy armour is said to have belonged to Sakata Kintoki, one of the four great commanders who served Minamoto—no—Yorimitsu. Sakata Kintoki is the samurai who inspired the folklore legend Kintaro, and is also known as Kaido—maru. This armour is thought to have been one of the spoils of war at the defeat of Shuten Doji by Yorimitsu and his men.
This do is vermilion in colour, with gold lacquer work in the abdominal region presenting a sun design. Though a heavy armour design, the left shoulder sleeve has been substituted with bear skin, giving a wild and intimidating air to the outfit.
These arm guards are unusual for heavy armour in that they are "moro—gote," for both arms, with back—of—hand covers extending to the fingertips. Though hard to draw a bow in this armour, these kote do afford excellent protection when using weapons such as spears and bludgeons.
Thigh protectors featuring scale—constructed dangling "kusazuri" covered in bear skin. A thick "shimenawa" rope decorates the waist region as well, helping to create an aura of power and menace.
Lower leg protectors that match the vermilion design of the do, with gold sun emblems adorning their backs as well as the knee guards.