A stunning Tokugawa Daimyo Gusoku with an exceptionally rare Kawari Kabuto
Thank you to all of the wonderful comments regarding our very special Shogun Gallery Exhibition. We hope you enjoyed it!
JANUARY NEW YEARS SALE. ALL SUITS DISCOUNTED. OTHER ITEMS BEING MARKED DOWN THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.
Look for new items every day this month!
We have also added some information on grading and certificates in our "FAQ" section.
Shogun Gallery Exhibition Launch Update:
Our exhibition will run from October 1st through Jan 2008. Each day we will feature a new item from the collection. Please visit the SHOGUN GALLERY section for more details. The link is located at the top of each page. Many of the items will be available for sale and some will be destined for museum exhibitions. Please send us an e-mail inquiry if you would like further information on any of these items.
We have noticed lately that a fair number of our armor photographs have been copied and posted for sale on Ebay by an unknown seller. Of course this is clearly fraud and we have reported the matter to the proper authorities. It is important to be extremely careful when purchasing authentic samurai armor on the internet. There are a number of sellers on the internet that regularly sell mismatched or recently restored samurai armor. For the average collector it may look "good" but the difference in value between a comparable suit of armor that is mismatched and one that is matched and unaltered can be significant. We recommend that you ask a lot of questions before you buy. It is very helpful to ask for additional photos as well.
All of our armor is here in the United States. Be cautious about dealing with overseas dealers as it is quite difficult to resolve issues. As the premier supplier of authentic japanese samurai armor we maintain very strict guidelines as to what items we will buy for our customers. We pass on much more armor than we buy. Unfortunately that is not the case for other dealers. We generally see many of the items that we pass on for sale on other dealer's websites. This month is no exception.
This summer has been the best yet for us at Shogun Art. We have acquired over $1,000,000 usd in new inventory to include one of the finest private armor collections in Japan. The clock is also counting down for the fall 2007 launch of the exhibition that will feature some of the best items from this collection. The Shogun Gallery section on our website will feature the exhibition.
The summer months find us busy acquiring more new armor and preparing for our fall exhibition of rare Kabuto. This exhibition will be featured on our website. We will provide more details in the coming months.
This month we will also continue to add new items.
This month brings more fantastic items. These items will be added over the next few weeks. One of our featured items will be the Saiga Kabuto you see in the photos below. This piece is world famous and has been featured in several publications. A very fortunate collector will no doubt will be adding it to their collection.
We also will be updating you throughout each month as to the frequency of new listings. We do not add items only one day a month but regularly throughout the month. Check back often!
We have a new special monthly feature. We will be choosing one fine piece of armor and offering it at or below our dealer cost. This is a unique opportunity to save on a discounted item. This months item is posted on our home page.
This month brings the most exciting month ever at Shogun Art. We will be adding new items over the next week so keep checking back. We have made several "major" discoveries in Japan and we will be bringing you some "Very Important" Samurai Armor items including the Daimyo Armor seen below. We continue to work daily to locate the very best items available. Thank you for all the wonderful e-mails from our clients around the world. We appreciate all of your positive comments.
Signed Saiga Kabuto
Suit once owned by Date Munetada Shunzan
Spring is here and at Shogun Art we have the finest collection of Samurai Armor arriving. In the next few days many of the new suits will have complete photos and descriptions for your viewing pleasure. Don't hesitate if you are interested in buying one of these suits since I anticipate they will sell quickly. Some of our special items sell within hours of posting the listing.
We remain committed to finding the very best selection of original antique Samurai Armor and other Japanese Fine Art. New items will appear throughout the month of April. Our buyer works full time traveling around Japan to acquire the finest items from museums, antique shops, auctions and private collections. No one dedicates the time we do to provide you the very best.
Any requests that you have regarding our items will be promptly replied to.
Rare Neo Zo Yoroi
Suit signed by Neo Masanobu
Daimyo Fur Utsubo w/stand
This month and next brings one of the most fantastic collections of rare Samurai Armor ever offered. These new arrivals proudly rank us as the premier exclusive Antique Japanese Armor Dealer in the world. Below is just one of the stunning suits that have just arrived. Adorned with peacock feathers and tiger fur this is truly world class and beyond compare!
A world class jinbaori once owned by one of the Tokugawa Shoguns.
A remarkable signed Myochin Yasuri Menpo has been added to our inventory. The craftsmanship is simply breathtaking. This is an example of the very best in Samurai Fine Art.
Also, a published Daimyo Kabuto owned by a member of the famous Kuroda Clan. The only Kabuto of this exact type that is still known to exist has been added to our Gallery.
SPECTACULAR! One of the rarest Samurai Suits in the world will be arriving sometime this month and has already been sold to one of our regular customers. We believe this suit to be the only one of it's type that exists. It is almost completely covered in Shark Skin! Check out some advance photos below.
CONGRATULATIONS!! to one of our U.S. customers who recently obtained NKBKHK ( Japanese Armour Society ) Juuyo Bunka Shiryo grade on a suit Shogun Armory sold to him. The suit was owned by a Daimyo of the Kyogoku Clan. (See Below) The details are simply stunning. ENJOY!!
A beautiful one of a kind Gumpai once owned by Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune sold to one of our regular customers. We have many other exciting items coming our way.
Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune 1684-1751
This month we have received a lot of new inventory. If you are looking for a special suit or helmet let us know. We have a lot to choose from. We also sold several important Kabutos to a private collector in the U.S. Some have been published in numerous armor books over the years. The example below was featured as the only Kabuto of it's type in "Spectacular Helmets of the 16th Century" book.
Check out some wonderful sale items during October and November on our other website. www.ShogunArmory.com. These prices won't last long. Look for some nice items in our listings on Ebay as well.
This month we will be adding some fantastic suits, kabuto and other accessories to our gallery line up. Check back with us on a regular basis. Don't miss out !