This kawari—kabuto--a family of helmets featuring fantastical designs—is shaped like a swallow's tail. Resembling two gallant horns, the shape was designed to strike fear into all who saw it. Part of a traditional armour set known as Tosei—gusoku in Japanese, this armour was worn by the warlord Gamo Ujisato, who was born in Omi province. Ujisato was discovered by Oda Nobunaga at a young age, and given an important position where he participated in various military campaigns across the country. He was given the baptismal name "Leon" when he converted to Christianity. Under the orders of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, he was relocated to Aizu, where he fought against Date Masamune, and died young due to illness. He learned the art of tea—making as one of Rikyu's top disciples.
Upper body armour of the "okegawa—do" type, its incredibly understated design does away with flashy ornamentation. It is made by fixing long, thick iron plates vertically.
Gauntlets made using thin, ornamental iron plates. They are crafted from leather, allowing for brushes and other small objects to be handled with ease.
Waist and thigh protection featuring tassets of silver thread. Only the lower part of the armour utilises actual silver, although it would probably go unnoticed by most people.