This head—shaped helmet is painted with red lacquer and adorned with deer antlers on either side. The front crest features the six coins of the Sanada family insignia that represent the toll one must pay in order to cross the river to the afterlife. This traditional armour was owned by Sanada Yukimura, a warrior who went from exile in Kudoyama to Osaka Castle where he fought courageously against the Tokugawa forces. Yukimura's troops were outfitted head to toe in red armour, both to strike fear into the enemy and to pay homage to the fallen Takeda family, whose army also wore all red. lust like his father—in—law, Otani Yoshitsugu, who died heroically in the Battle of Sekigahara, Yukimura never once colluded with an enemy.
Torso armour with red—lacquered plating running lengthways across the body to create a breastplate that is secured at the top and bottom. This style of armour is robust, yet simple to maintain and repair due to its practical design.
Gauntlets made of long, thin metal plates fashioned into semi—cylinders and painted in red lacquer. The design makes them perfectly suited for swinging weapons during close—quarters combat.
Lower body armour that uses black and gold cord on the thigh and waist protectors in order to instil the wearer with an indomitable presence on the battlefield.
Greases made of long, thin metal plates fashioned into semi—cylinders, similar to the gauntlets of this set. The knee protectors are designed so as not to hinder movement when riding a horse.