Samurai Pet Armour and Helmet: Bring out your cat’s inner samurai! Delicately handmade in Japan!

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Launching for the first time via crowdfunding, Samurai Pet Armour and Helmet! Each piece is crafted diligently by hand right here in Japan! Bring out your cat's inner samurai spirit and have it cosplay in this super lightweight, adorable, and flexible catcosplay.

SAMURAI AGE
Samurai Age

2020.9.28

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Launching for the first time via crowdfunding, Samurai Pet Armour and Helmet! Each piece is crafted diligently by hand right here in Japan! Bring out your cat's inner samurai spirit and have it cosplay in this super lightweight, adorable, and flexible catcosplay.

SAMURAI AGE
Samurai Age

2020.9.28

Our Samurai Pet Armour is a unique look at pet costumes, with our original being featured all over the world! Featured on a variety of sites across the web, our cute, fun, lightweight armour for pets was highly sought after, and everyone wanted one! Who wouldn’t?! A samurai cat found walking around the neighbourhood would be the talk of the town!!

This is a specially designed armour which is not available as a pledge level for this campaign

 


We were unable to meet the international demand due to a language barrier, and now we are more prepared and back to offer people from all over the world the chance to get their hand on their own Samurai Pet Armour, in special limited metallic red and black alongside a new addition: The Samurai Pet Helmet, a until now unreleased part of the Samurai Pet Armour! Cut out all the middle men you may have seen until now and get your own Samurai Pet Armour officially here!


The helmet has a lot of space so that it's not uncomfortable!

We here at SAMURAI AGE (a company based in Fukuoka, in the south of Japan) aim to make items that both convey a sense of good old-fashioned Japanese culture and show off our playful side that we hope appeals to everyone!

With that in mind, after getting various feedback from those that want or already own our product, we have decided to create our Samurai Pet Armour with an extra bonus of having a Helmet that matches and are bringing this to everyone on Kickstarter!!


日本の福岡にあるSAMURAI AGEは日本文化を大切にしながら新しいモノを求め、大人の遊び心を胸に秘め、日々物づくりに励んでいます。今までは海外からの注文に対して、言語の壁もあり、すべてのリクエストに応えることができませんでした。しかし、今回パートナー企業を通じて、「鎧につづいて兜もつくってほしい!」という世界中からの要望にお答えして、ついにキックスターターで先行販売で鎧&兜を販売することにしました!

We want to introduce (and for some reintroduce) the armour to you all, and give some close up shots to show how friendly it is for pets to wear (as well as how cool they look!)


 

The inside of the armour and the helmet is extremely soft and is created so that it doesn’t chafe or rub your pets uncomfortably.


 

We know that when it comes to cats especially, they tend to move in weird and unexpected way. But with this armour, there is no problem at all! What’s more, our models always feel comfortable enough to just chill out while wearing it! As well as this it’s durable enough for adventures outside as well! 

 

The Pet Armour we make is extremely lightweight! It’s so light that you can lift it with just one finger!

 

Light enough to lift with just one finger!

The material we use is a polystyrene base, that makes it really light, really flexible and doesn’t impede on your pets movements at all! The band itself 

is soft enough to allow for movement but keeps a tight enough grip so that it isn’t slipping along the body!

Super flexible, making it easier for your cat to move around!

This also means that it has the additional benefit of being able to be hung when not in use, like a piece of decoration or even displayed on a large display board or if you have one a large bottle!

 

Completely safe, even when wet!

Due to the material used, it doesn’t absorb water and is fine in the rain! 

 

This makes the armour extremely easy to clean, meaning you can take your pet outside and just wipe away the dirt when they come in!

This is an image of a different colour that is currently not available

 

Made in Japan!

All the armour is carefully designed and produced here in Japan. Using our years of experience, we diligently make all the pieces of armour and helmets by hand.

Due to the size of each piece of armour, each piece is delicately handled and created with the utmost attention to detail, in order to give the owner the peace of mind that the item they are getting is a quality product! 


 

The Pet Armour can be worn by just fitting the cat with the armour and then closing the buttons!

 


<Armour>

Fit and take off by just using the fasteners!

Taking off the armour is as easy as wearing the armour! Because the buttons are just snap fasteners, it’s easy to remove! By just unsnapping one button on the shoulder and torso, you can just slide the armour off!


 

<Helmet>

Fit the ears in and just fasten the buttons!


 

 <The material used for the Armour>

Polystyrene, polyurethane, metal fasteners, cord, and snap fasteners

<Size of the Armour>

The armour comes in three sizes, Small, Medium, Large.

  • The length, width and neck size is the same for all the armour sizes. Please choose an appropriate size based on the waist of your cat. The diagram on the left shows the length, width, and neck size of the armour not the size of the cat. While your cat might be longer than 30cm, please don't worry as the armour is made to allow for the cat to move its hind region in both the case that it is longer or shorter than the cat. 
  • Small: From 36cm to 40cm (14.17 inches to 15.7 inches)
  • Medium: 40cm to 44cm (15.7 inches to 17.3 inches)
  • Large: 44cm to 48cm (17.3 inches to 18.8 inches)

※When we send you the survey please let us know which size is needed.

※These are all measured when flat. Please check your pet before ordering.

※Please be careful when ordering for growing pets as the size might not be big enough for your pet when it arrives.

※For pets that aren’t accustomed to wearing accessories or clothes, we recommend that you get them used to other clothes and costumes first. If you try to use excessive force, you could cause injury to your pet or damage the product.



<Helmet Size>

D: Chin Strap Circumference 27cm (10.6 inches)

※How the helmet fits depends on the cat and the size of the cat. If the cat looks or acts uncomfortable please don’t try to force the cat into this position


We have come up with 4 popular colours that we hope you will love! As well as this, we have changed up the two most popular colours, Red and Black, to be more metallic! These are new colours for us to offer to anyone in the world! 

The colours start at the crowd favourite Red, but we have other amazing colours as well!

NEW! Metallic Red: Armour and Helmet (Crest of Sawada Clan)

NEW! Metallic Black: Armour and Helmet (Crest of Date Clan)

Gold: Armour and Helmet (Crest of Tokugawa Clan)

Silver: Armour and Helmet (Crest of Oda Clan)

※The colour and design may vary slightly compared to the pictures of the cats wearing the armour above.

 


 Pledge Levels

We’ve received an outstanding amount of support for our goods here in Japan, along with certifications and awards!

  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry THE WONDER 500 certification
  • Souvenir Grand Prix 2015 Idea Award
  • The 1st Kyoto Gift Show 2019 Souvenir Contest Grand Prize
  • NIPPON OMIYAGE AWARD 2019 Special Award for Excellence, Japan Professional Store Association Federation President's Award
  • Received [Entertainment Award] at "Souvenir Grand Prix 2017" sponsored by Japan Tourism Agency

Our beloved model looking over the 2017 Japan Souvenir Grand Prix award!
Our models always take pride when the pet armour is talked about in the papers!

When we first started making Samurai Armour for pets, the news quickly exploded, and was spread all across the internet, and orders flooded in not just from Japanese customers but also from customers from overseas.

However unfortunately due to not being able to respond in English and coordinate, we couldn’t accept a lot of these overseas orders.

We want to make things for everyone to enjoy and learn a little bit more about Japan and due to this problem, we couldn’t meet expectations.

However, we've partnered with a company that will allow us to accept and support overseas orders, making this possible!

By using Kickstarter, we can create Samurai Pet Armour for cat owners no matter where you live, and what’s more, you can also get your Samurai Helmet for your cat as well!


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Hello! My name is Eiji Kimura, I was born in Fukuoka, a city found in Kyushu Prefecture, one of the larger islands in the south of Japan. I have always had a passion for creating and so I entered Kyushu Sangyo University, and joined the Department of Art, looking to major in Sculpture. We learned a multitude of things while there, and I was lucky enough to move on to a Silk Screen Printing company after graduating to carry on my art career.

After this, some of my friends and I decided to create a company for ourselves and thus the SAMURAI AGE Brand was born. I've always had an interest in our native culture, and I wanted to create things that could convey this culture to everyone else. We finally came up with brands that took the motif and essence of old fashioned Japan and created souvenirs that were both interesting and little playful. 

The Samurai Pet Armour has been a unique part of my career. I am able to create things that not only are interesting but allows me to mix my love for animals as well. It's truly heart-warming to see my work being enjoyed by our pets and other peoples pets. 

 Follow us on Social Media for pics of cats wearing our Samurai Pet Armour 

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Risks and challenges

About shipping schedule: Corona restrictions are still in effect, so we are planning to send the armour January next year, but it may change again depending on the situation. As well as this, we are planning to send out all rewards at the same time, so if there are a lot of backers, this may also affect the shipping schedule and method of delivery. The armour is scheduled to be shipped in January 2021, but delivery may be delayed due to unexpected circumstances. We ask for your understanding. Also, if the product is ready early, we may deliver it sooner than we say. In regards to delivery updates, we will keep backers updated via the Updates section at the top of the page. About size: We have three sizes depending on the cat. If you are worried, please see the size chart first, and if there are still concerns, please contact us. About import fees: Please note that additional import fees may occur depending on your location. These fees are not included in the reward price and like other projects, will need to be paid by the backer. About refunds: Due to these products being made to order, we can't refund when the project finishes. 

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Pledge ¥12,600 or more Early Bird Special! 30% OFF! Gold/Silver

This level is limited to only 10 people so get in quick and get 30% off! Let your cat release its inner samurai with this special pet armour! You will be able to choose from 2 different colours (Gold or Silver) and 3 sizes for the Armour (Small, Medium, and Large)! Shipping is predicted to be done Jan 2021, but is subject to change due to the coronavirus. INCLUDES: Samurai Pet Armour (Gold/Silver) Matching Samurai Pet Helmet (Gold/ Silver)

Pledge ¥13,500 or more Early Bird Special! 25% OFF! Red/Black

Only 30 pieces of armour available at this level and colour so take the chance and get 25% off! You'll get both the Samurai Pet Armour & Helmet together for this price!! You will be able to choose from 2 different colours (Metallic Red or Metallic Black) and 3 sizes for the Armour (Small, Medium, and Large)! Shipping is predicted to be done Jan 2021, but is subject to change due to the coronavirus. INCLUDES: Samurai Pet Armour (Metallic Red/ Metallic Black) Matching Samurai Pet Helmet (Metallic Red / Metallic Black)

Pledge ¥13,500 or more Early Bird Special! 25% OFF! Gold/Silver

Only 30 pieces of armour available at this level and colour so take the chance and get 25% off! You'll get both the Samurai Pet Armour & Helmet together for this price!! You will be able to choose from 2 different colours (Gold or Silver) and 3 sizes for the Armour (Small, Medium, and Large)! Shipping is predicted to be done Jan 2021, but is subject to change due to the coronavirus. INCLUDES: Samurai Pet Armour (Gold/Silver) Matching Samurai Pet Helmet (Gold/ Silver)

Pledge ¥14,400 or more Early Bird Special! 20% OFF! Red/Black

Help your cat become a samurai cosplayer and get this reward at 20% off! You will be able to choose from 2 different colours (Metallic Red or Metallic Black) and 3 sizes for the Armour (Small, Medium, and Large)! Shipping is predicted to be done Jan 2021, but is subject to change due to the coronavirus. INCLUDES: Samurai Pet Armour (Metallic Red/ Metallic Black) Matching Samurai Pet Helmet (Metallic Red / Metallic Black)

Pledge ¥14,400 or more Early Bird Special! 20% OFF! Gold/Silver

Help your cat become a samurai cosplayer and get this reward at 20% off! You will be able to choose from 2 different colours (Gold or Silver) and 3 sizes for the Armour (Small, Medium, and Large)! Shipping is predicted to be done Jan 2021, but is subject to change due to the coronavirus. INCLUDES: Samurai Pet Armour (Gold/Silver) Matching Samurai Pet Helmet (Gold/ Silver)

Pledge ¥15,000 or more Samurai Pet Armour Only!

Let your cat release its inner samurai with this special pet armour! You will be able to choose from 4 different colours (Metallic Red /Metallic Black /Gold /Silver) and 3 sizes for the Armour (Small, Medium, and Large)! Shipping is predicted to be done Jan 2021, but is subject to change due to the coronavirus. INCLUDES: Samurai Pet Armour

Pledge ¥16,200 or more 10% OFF!

Let your cat release its inner samurai with this special pet armour and helmet available at 10% OFF! You will be able to choose from 4 different colours (Metallic Red /Metallic Black /Gold /Silver) and 3 sizes for the Armour (Small, Medium, and Large)! Shipping is predicted to be done Jan 2021, but is subject to change due to the coronavirus. INCLUDES: Samurai Pet Armour Samurai Pet Helmet

Pledge ¥12,600 or more Early Bird Special! 30% OFF! Red/ Black

This level is limited to only 10 people so get in quick and get 30% off! Let your cat release its inner samurai with this special pet armour! You will be able to choose from 2 different colours (Metallic Red or Metallic Black) and 3 sizes for the Armour (Small, Medium, and Large)! Shipping is predicted to be done Jan 2021, but is subject to change due to the coronavirus. INCLUDES: Samurai Pet Armour (Metallic Red/ Metallic Black) Matching Samurai Pet Helmet (Metallic Red / Metallic Black)

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