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Alcohol Sake Shochu Samurai The Wonder 500 Souvenirs

Have you ever visited a museum in Japan and found it hard to tear yourself away from the samurai exhibits, wanting desperately to reach past the “don’t touch” sign to prod the delicate folds of metal armor and the faded material with stains from a bloody war?

Well now there’s a range of samurai armor you can take home with you, and despite their petite size, they’re actually faithful recreations of suits worn by famous warriors in Japanese history.

Certified by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a “Wonder 500” product, awarded to 500 of Japan’s finest goods, foods and travel experiences, this unique range of warrior suits caneither dress up your figurines or safeguard your favorite bottle of sake, wine or shochu.

Above: Gold Tokugawa Ieyasu and silver Oda Nobunaga (¥8,640 each).

Designed to fit over 900-milliliter (35-ounce) sake (Japanese rice wine) and shochu (Japanese distilled liquor) bottles, the Samurai Armor Bottle Cover range also works perfectly for 750-milliliter (25-ounce) wine bottles.

Clockwise from top left: Date Masumune (¥7,020), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (¥8,100), Mouri Motonari (¥7,560), Takeda Shingen (¥8,100) and Sanada Yukimura (¥7,020).

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