This helmet is a hoshi—kabuto with an iconic design and great strength. It has no crest, so as not to impede movement, and its ear—like "fukikaeshi" projections have been kept small. There is also a "menpo" visor to cover the face. This armour is said to have been favoured by those of a heroic disposition.
This do draws from Nanban design with a central ridge that prevents bullets targeting vital organs from penetrating the armour. The sleeve at the shoulder on the left side only is designed for the efficient deflection of arrows.
Protection for the arms that is symmetrical on the left and right, with the exception of a glove worn on the right hand only to avoid injury from bowstrings. Everything from the elbow to the fingertips is well protected.
Leg protection that matches the lacquered plate construction of the helmet's "shikoro" neck guards. When supplemented with some thick wool, everything from the waist to the knees is afforded protection.
Leg guards consisting of plates of iron and leather. They are worn with straw sandals or tabi and held in place with cord.