Light armour for the head, the Hitaiate is made as lightweight as possible so as not to inhibit marksmanship. At first glance, it looks like a simple piece of cloth wrapped around the head, but it conceals an iron plate that protects the forehead. It was worn by Saika Magoichi, head of the Saika clan, who were a mercenary force based in the Kishu region. They were hired by various feudal lords throughout Japan to fight in numerous battles, which they often won. Magoichi was the name passed down from generation to generation to the head of the Suzuki family who controlled the Saika clan; however, the Suzuki Magoichi who was active during the Shokuho Period is particularly famous for causing trouble for the Oda army, thanks to his gift with firearms.
Upper body armour containing chainmail, over which an outer layer and sleeveless, black leather jacket embossed with the Saika clan's Yatagarasu insignia.
Long—sleeved gauntlets, designed to accompany the sleeveless jacket that is also part of this armour set. The upper arm section consists of small iron plates wrapped in leather.
Waist and thigh protection consisting of two "haidate," which dangle down from the waist. The lower section protects the thighs, and is made by wrapping leather around small iron plates.
Greaves comprising of iron plates formed into a half—cylindrical shape by hinge—joints, and fixed with cord. The thick iron plates protect the shins of the wearer when they fire from a crouching position.