A cloth headband that incorporates an iron plate. Fabric also covers the nose and mouth to suppress the sound of breathing and help the wearer avoid detection. This apparel was worn by the Togakushi ninja, whose base was located at Mount Togakushi in northern Shinano province (present—day Nagano prefecture). Sarutobi Sasuke, who travelled the lands in order to master the ninja arts, trained rigorously on the precipitous crags of Togakushi in order to hone his skills.
Upper—body wear dyed a deep khaki and reinforced with an iron breastplate. The colour was specifically chosen to provide ample camouflage in fields and mountains, as well as urban areas.
Gauntlets made from long, thin strips of leather fastened together into a cylindrical shape. They are robust enough to deflect sword strikes.
Lower—body wear made of cloth and dyed a deep khaki. The dye used contains tannin, which acts as a natural disinfectant and can help stem bleeding in emergency situations.
Shin guards made from thick leather strips wrapped into semi—cylinders. Many ninja concealed a poison dagger or other tools on the inside of their suneate.