A leather headband with an iron plate attached to the forehead area to protect against sword strikes. The iron plate is coated with a special non—reflective paint to help the wearer go undetected in darkness. This apparel was worn by Sarutobi Sasuke, a ninja who served Sanada Yukimura. The nickname "Sarutobi" means "jumping monkey," and is given to exceptionally agile ninja. Sasuke was said to be so skilled in acrobatics that people called him "Sarutobi" until it practically became his surname. He served Yukimura from his time in Ueda of Shinano province, for whom he performed acts of espionage and disrupted enemy movements. During the winter Siege of Osaka, Sasuke slipped out of a secret tunnel under the cover of darkness and prevented enemy forces from storming the Sanada Maru.
Upper—body wear made of thick black cloth with a red—lacquered breastplate secured in place by shoulder straps. The straps can be used to hold backup kunai.
Gauntlets made of leather scales and thin iron plates that wrap around the arm, providing protection from the biceps to the hand. Sharp grappling claws are attached to the back of the hand, allowing the wearer to jump at walls and ceilings to quickly evade detection.
Lower—body wear made of thick, durable black cloth that is also lightweight so as not to inhibit movement when jumping. Straps at the waist are used to carry tonfa and other weapons.
Shin guards made from semi—cylinders of leather scales secured with laces. To protect the knees and ankles from the strains of jumping, only leather that has been carefully tanned for improved springiness is used.