【Tokyo/Samurai】Be the Samurai of Tokyo! Street Photoshoot in Samurai Armor

【Tokyo/Samurai】Be the Samurai of Tokyo! Street Photoshoot in Samurai Armor

¥ 13,340 〜 ¥ 30,000

  • Wear a set of genuine Samurai armor and take to the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo, looking like a time-traveling Samurai! With the help of a professional you’ll be wearing a full set of samurai armor just like the ones in movies. The samurai armor is complete with a sword, helmet, and even the kimono underneath! A cameraman will capture your unforgettable memories on the backdrop of Shibuya, Tokyo.
  • The armor is the samurai’s lifeline, and a symbol of Japan’s warrior culture. Wear the armor to feel it firsthand, while the staff speaks on the historical background of the Samurai and their armor!
  • After a photoshoot in the indoor studio, it’s time to show off your armor to the rest of Shibuya, Tokyo. You’re sure to steal the spotlight, just like the star of a Samurai movie!
  • The photos will be given to you immediately in an SD card. Surprise your friends with some unforgettable photos from your Tokyo trip!

Information

Area Tokyo Shibuya / Ebisu
Meeting place 5-6 King Bld 7F, Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access 10-minute walk from JR Shibuya station
3-minute walk from Keio line "Shinsen" station
Meeting time 5 minutes before the starting time
Duration About 2 hours
Activity Code ACk003101
supported language Japanese, English
Minimum number of participants 1person

Meeting place

Itinerary

  • ① Meeting at the studio in Shibuya, Tokyo
    ② Information on the armors & historical figures + choosing your armor to wear
    ③ Wear the armor
    ④ Photoshoot at indoor studio
    ⑤ Photoshoot on the streets of Shibuya
    ⑥ End of the experience
    • What makes Samurai Armor Special?
      The armor worn on the battlefield by Japan’s samurai were all crafted using their times’ cutting-edge technology. They are seen by the world as being exceptionally vivid and beautiful, and are currently recognized widely as pieces of art, craftsmanship, and history.
      Armor-making techniques are still inherited to this day, and the products of their intricate craftsmanship find their way into many samurai movies and TV-shows. It goes without saying that all of the armor sets prepared here are genuine pieces made by those craftspeople
    • 7 Genuine sets of Samurai Armor that you can wear; All hand-finished by craftspeople!
      First, you must choose the armor to wear from the 7 on display. All of these sets are reproductions of real armors worn by historical samurai generals. No single one of the lavishly decorated armors falls behind in the authority of their gaze. Even the swords and spears are faithfully reproduced, adding even more to the authenticity!
      The staff will explain the historical backgrounds of these armors, as well as the samurai owners that used to wear them. Find the one that speaks most to you!
    • Gearing up! Wear the armor and transform into a Samurai!
      Once you’ve chosen your armor, it’s time to wear it! After the socks and pants, plate armor will gradually cover your arms, hands, abdomen, and shins. With a great attention to detail, your outfit will closely reproduce the get-ups of historical samurai, all the way to the helmet, sword, and kimono underneath!
      The entire set of armor adds up to a solid 20 kg. Imagining the samurai that wore it before, the weight comes to feel like a dignified heft.
    • Say cheese, Samurai! It's time for a photoshoot.
      Now that you’re geared up, it’s time to take some photos. In front of a Japanese-style backdrop, a professional cameraman will take roughly 150 shots in 15 poses. With some posing instructions from the staff, and authentic props like a hand fan and a “saihai” (commanders’ baton), you’ll be looking like a real samurai general! The staff member who helped you wear the armor will be there too, constantly giving you cues that make you feel like a model. By the time you’re finished, your expression will be that of a full-fledged samurai!
    • March to the Streets of Shibuya, Tokyo!
      After your photoshoot at the indoor studio, you will take to the streets of Shibuya. You'll still be wearing your Samurai armor, so keep looking for photo opportunities! A photographer will accompany you, and take approximately 170 shots in 10 poses.
      The combination of your traditional samurai armor and modern streets of Tokyo, is an unusual scene that you won’t ever see in your everyday life. It makes some great photo material! Get snapping, because you might never have this chance again!
    • You're a Samurai Celebrity!
      Your samurai armor will look straight out of a movie, and instantly make you the center of everybody’s attention! People will gather around you for a chance for a picture, making you feel like a real celebrity!
      
      *Upon request, the staff will keep bystanders away from you.
    • You'll get the Photos Immediately!
      The photoshoot data will be given to you immediately after the experience in an SD card! 
      (iPhone users may opt for an Air Drop.)
      The memories you made wearing the samurai armor this day in Tokyo will be unforgettable, and will make great conversation starters if you show your friends!

Caution

Included in the fee
Experience fee, armor rental fee, photography fee, SD card cost, applicable taxes.
Not included in the fee
Printing fee
Things to bring
Everything necessary for the experience will be prepared. Please feel free to arrive empty-handed.
Facility
Restroom, dressing room
Cancellation policy
・Cancellation until the day before…no charge, full refund
・Cancellation on the day…100% of the fee
Special Notes
Upon request, photos can be taken with the participants' phones too. Feel free to ask!
Operating Company
Samurai Armor Photo Studio

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