Japanese Tatami Armor

  • Armor
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Dating to 15th Century, Tatami Armor was an innovation in lightweight armor with full mobility. Tatami was portable and folding. It was designed in multiple components (jacket, helmet, and hood). Design was similar to Chain Mail, but with large iron or brass plating interconnected throughout. With matching leggings and groin protection, The Tatami was comparative to a full European suit of Armor. Due to it's construction, Tatami could be folded and packed away. They required less labor to maintain than a full traditional Samurai armored suit. The Tatami Armor was used among Archers, Foot Soldiers and even Samurai.