handcrafted polystone statue of the warlord Sanada Yukimura.
We commissioned Mr. Hiromichi Miura, an advisor to The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor, to research the details of armor used by Yukimura Sanada, a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period. This resulted in our being able to manufacture a historically accurate and faithful polystone reproduction of Sanada.
Sanada is shown, in a typical warrior’s fighting pose. Historical fact shows Sanada was suffering from exhaustion at the end of his life. However, he is riding on the horse and holding on to the cross-shaped spear to the very end in the battle without any fear, Sanada‘s striking pose represents the spirit of this famous warrior about to die in the way of the samurai.
After conducting extensive research on the Sengoku period, Art of War® is proud to present this statue of Yukimura Sanada. This original pose is our interpretation of how he showed his braveness in the battle. .
Yukimura Sanada was reputed to be the strongest warrior in the Sengoku period. He defeated Tokugawa’s large contingent in Osaka Castle and greatly enhanced his own reputation among the warriors of the day.
In the Summer Siege of Osaka Castle, Sanada set up his army at Chasu-yama and attacked Tokugawa’s army bravely without any fear of death. However, after several fierce battles, he was wounded and exhausted, and was finally killed by Echizen troops in Yasui-Jinjya near Chasu-yama.
According to literature, the image of Sanada is of a very delicate and quiet person, and he was known as being the wisest in the Sanada family. Instead of the brave warrior, we have depicted him as a tired general who is facing his last moment quietly.
Dimensions: W8.5cm x D16cm x H18cm (w/ the base and spear)
Principal Material: Polystone
Net Weight: 610 grams
Comes with: English Instructions