27 Apr
Japanese Imperial armor to go up for auction in May

There are a lot of stupid ways to spend money in this great Supermarket we live in, but I’d have to argue that the $2.5 million this Mogami Do Tosei Gusoku armor is expected to fetch under the auctioneer’s hammer at Bonhams is worth every damn penny. The Edo Period samurai armor is constructed of black lacquer, doeskin, white fur, gilded paper, copper and iron, and would look absolutely perfect next to my Mazinger-Z giant robot desk lamp. The best part is you could wear it around the house while vacuuming — it even comes with a strap-on beard, sandals, an eboshi cloth cap and an adapter for wearing civilian swords with armor.

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