Classical Historical Statue of Yukimura Sanada – In Bronze Color –
W14.5 × D14.5 × H32 cm Including pedestals and spears, 17.5 cm excluding spears. Weighs around 1.3 kilograms
Materials:Polystone and Polyurethane with a bronze finish
Copyright credit “(c) KENSIN
The Replica of a Fine Warrior
Sanada Yukimura was a warrior from Japans feudal period. This stunning bronze antique figure exhibits an almost perfect exterior. It also displays the right physique of the warrior. It’s reproduced with the supervision of experts to replicate Sanada’s full battle gear.
All the items like this classic historical statue, are crafted with the help of professionals. These people are from the Association for the Research & Preservation of Japanese Helmets & Armor.
Kensin is keen on preserving the classic methods of producing Japanese armor. Since its establishment in the year 1997, Kensin Co. Ltd has led the path in researching and recreating figurines of Samurai warriors from the Sengoku era.
In the last fifteen years, the whole process was completed with the aid of Miura Hiromichi. Hes the current advisor of the Association for the Research & Preservation of Japanese Helmets & Armor. He researched on all the important details of armor utilized by the warriors like Sanada Yukimura.
Product Measurements and Accessories
Including the base and spear, this classic figure of Yukimura measures 145 (W) x 145 (D) x 320 (H) in millimeters. Measurements of the figure without the spear is 175 millimeters high. All in all, this Yukimura historical figurine weighs about 1.3 kilograms.
Upon receiving the item, there are other accessories included in the package. These are the dedicated black storage box and the warriors spear. There is also a name plate included which depicts the battle this figure represents.
Polystone and polyurethane are the main components used in creating this classic figure. It is to ensure the strength and durability of the product, as well as its long shelf life.
Polystone is a cast or solid material where its surfacing can enhance any area with colors and texture. It has a lot of uses, thus, making it a very diverse and versatile material. It is good to use since it is fire, chemical, and UV resistant.
As for PU or polyurethane, it is a composite material that is made of a single or more PU layers. It also comes with a non-woven or woven textile backing like ground leather or bi-cast. This is the best material to display the most realistic imitation of leather.
What makes this piece more appealing is its bronze finish. It exhibits a classic and traditional vibe which is perfect for an antique aesthetic. A perfect statue for every collector.
The Samurai Warrior
Sanada Yukimura – a Japanese warrior from the Sengoku period. He was famous for being the leading general on the defending side at the Siege of Osaka.
Sanada was said to be “a hero who may only appear in a hundred years”. He was also called “The Crimson Demon of War” and “Last Sengoku Hero”. The famous veteran of the Korean invasion, Shimazu Tadatsune, called him “Japan’s Number 1 Warrior”.
According to personal letters and historical resources, he was never called Yukimura. The name only surfaced in military novels created during the Edo period. This name has also been popularized in books, plays, novels, and different media. Historical documents refer to him as Nobushige.
The Siege of Osaka
In the Siege of Osaka, Sanada was the Osaka forces’ commander. He battled with the forces of Date Masamune but eventually retreated to Osaka castle. Sanada only had 3,000 troops under his command.
Generally, the Siege of Osaka was a collection of battles in Japan’s history. It was between the Tokugawa Shogunate against the Toyotomi family. The battle resulted in the clan’s destruction.
Categorized into two stages, the Siege of Osaka had the Summer and Winter Campaigns. The battles lasted for a year and put an end to the last armed opposition to the government.