Date Masamune – Commemoration of his 450 Anniversary
158 × D105 × H210 mm
Materials:Polystone, Gold foil
Copyright credit “(c) KENSIN
Replica of the One-Eyed Dragon
This accurate historical figure is a reproduced version of Date Masamune. It also features his white steed full of dynamism where even the eyes are nicely made.
The coloring of this historical figurine is entirely hand painted. This is from the details of the warrior’s costume, the horse, and Date Masamune himself. Upon seeing its full colored version, its brilliant shade will amaze you.
It is 158 millimeters wide, 210 millimeters high, and has a depth of 105 millimeters. Its measurements make it a great display on your desk or bookshelf. All in all, this historical figurine of Date Masamune weighs a total of 600 grams.
Polystone and Gold Foil Material
This figurine of Masamune Date is completed using two primary materials. These are polystone and gold leaf.
Polystone is a kind of high-density polyethylene. It is best for a variety of industrial applications and has great chemical resistance. It has excellent welding and processing properties and is lightweight too. It is also durable and effective in keeping a crisp paint finish, making it a great material to use for creating figurines like this.
Masamune’s steed has a formative beauty that captures its momentary graceful leap. For this warlord, his appearance is enhanced via ironwork to a heightened degree. This depicts his valor and strength on the battlefield.
With that, Kensin Co. Ltd. Decided to recreate the One-Eyed Dragons image as the energetic and strong warrior on his steed. Based on history, Masamune was called Dokuganryu. So, Kensin ensured to reproduce a figure that featured the warrior as a one-eyed warrior.
In every angle, you can enjoy the view of this full scale when placed on a bookshelf or desktop. This is because of the delicate and precious reproduction of the warlord’s armor. Date Masamune is featured wearing five black lacquered waistcoats. This equals to the authentic and exact gear that the warrior wore during battles.
Skilled professional craftsmen create these amazing historical art pieces. Each figurine like this one of Masamune is completed with great skill. The piece is precisely mirrored from the actual warlord from feudal Japan.
Every process, from dye-cutting to finishing, is completed by skilled individuals. This is all thanks to their long-term experience and craftsmanship.
The Warlord Named Date Masamune
Date Masamune, known as Dokuganryu, means one-eyed dragon. He was among the regional rulers during the country’s Azuchi Momoyama era. This went through the early period of Edo.
Masamune was not only considered a fine warrior, but was also said to be a good tactician. Additionally, he was said to be quite aggressive and fairly ambitious. Because of this attitude, some defeats that he faced may have been caused by his recklessness.
Date Masamune was known as the Dokuganryu which means One-Eyed Dragon of Oshu. He was a ruler during Azuchi Momoyama period through early Edo period. Heir to a lineage of known Daimyo in the region of Tohoku, he went on to found the modern-day city of Sendai. He was indeed an outstanding tactician.