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.

Winner’s Voice

甲冑と国酒である日本酒、焼酎を融合させたボトルアーマーは「忠保」様のご協力のもと、2012年に一升瓶サイズのボトルアーマーが完成しました。完成により端午の節句だけでなく、出生祝い、誕生祝い、結婚祝い、会社設立祝いや繁栄祈願、長寿祝い、自分へのご褒美へなど一年を通じて甲冑を販売することが出来るようになりました。さらに小型化したボトルアーマーミニも完成させたことで、より持ち運び安く省スペース、かつワインボトルにも装着が出来るようになったので、日本の宝である伝統工芸品の甲冑を、より身近に感じていただけるようになりました。私達の製品はお客様の想いが加わって初めて完成します。子供の頃、端午の節句に両親が様々な想いと共に贈ってくれた甲冑は40年以上たった今も色あせることなく、その凛とした姿は両親の愛と共に、勇気、希望、前に進む力を与えてくれます。一生の宝ものにふさわしい甲冑を、この受賞をきっかけに全世界に広めていきたいです。

ZIPANG Co.,ltd.

Details

2018 2nd session Gold Award for Products
Genre:Interior/Fashion
Variation
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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