Bottle armor

ZIPANG Co.,ltd. (Hyogo)

Samurai armor is a Japanese traditional craft made by combining Japan’s finest technologies for gold leaf work, woodworking, Kyo Orimono (Kyoto weaving), kumihimo (silk thread braiding) and leather production. This small-sized, authentic BOTTLE ARMOR was designed to convey Japan’s exceptional craftsmanship to people around the world by fusing armor with sake bottles. The inpiration behind the development of this item comes from the childhood memories of the company’s two founding members, who were given a warrior doll dressed in armor by their parents on Tango no Sekku, which is celebrated on May 5th. Impressed to see that the armor still remained beautifully intact without losing its colors even after 40 years, they thought to share this amazing experience with many people by creating a miniature version of armor and combining it with a bottle instead of a doll. In this way, the armor can be displayed all year round while offering a various ways of usage. It will surely draw people’s attention on several celebratory occasions, and convey Japan’s samurai armor culture to the world.

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ZIPANG Co.,ltd.


2018 2nd session Gold Award for Products
Bottle Armor Mini Gold (Tokugawa Ieyasu, Naoe Kanetsugu, Date Masamune)
Bottle Armor Mini (Minamoto no Yoshitsune (red), Date Masamune (indigo), Tokugawa Ieyasu (black)
Bottle Armor (1-sho bottle size) JPY90,000 Bottle Armor Mini Gold JPY80,000
Bottler Armor Mini JPY70,000
Bottler Armer Hinomaru JPY120,000 – 150,000 (build-to-order, limited production)
*All excluding tax

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