It's an opportunity to try on the armor of warriors for battles in the Warring States period.
A set of replica armor made almost identical to the genuine one weighs 20 kilograms in total. Museum staff helps assure that a ‘try-on’ goes smoothly. Wearing a replica sword makes a participant feel the spirit of the samurai for sure!
A participant can pose for a photograph in armor at his favorite spot on the premises. It's free of charge when the staff takes pictures of you with your camera. A professional photographer can also be arranged for hire.
Book a try-on armor program at the reception desk of the museum.
The fees include an admission fee to the museum.
The try-on room is in the building opposite the museum.
After the booking, the staff will show the way.
Be prepared for a try-on; taking off all except underwear (and T-shirt.)
A try-on takes about 15 minutes.
A participant can find their favorite spot on the premises for photography!
No additional fees are incurred when the staff takes pictures of he/she with their camera.
Return to the try-on room and change. End of try-on.
After trying on armor, look around the museum.
In addition to learning of the stormy life of Date Masamune,
other great figures in Tohoku are exhibited.
|Applicable period||All year.|
|Time required||40 minutes per person (plus 20 more minutes for photography by professional photographer).
*For a group, please multiply the time required by the number of people as a try-on is conducted one at the time).
|Business hours||Any time during opening hours of the museum.
Opening hours: during winter from Dec. 21 to March 20: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and during summer: from 8:30 a.ml to 5:00 p.m. (please enter latest 30 minutes before closing time)
|Fees include:||Rental fees of armor and dressing, photography by the staff with a participant's camera, and an admission to the museum.||Fees exclude:||1. Photography by a professional photographer (2,000 yen.) 2. An eye patch for being dressed like Date Masamune (500 yen.)|
|Preparation in advance:||Underwear must be put on. T-shirt is acceptable.||Meeting time & place||The history museum|
|Minimum participants count||One person||Booking starting time & deadline||Booking acceptable|
|Age limit||No, as long as the size of armor fits.||Cancellation fees||No.|
|Fees||4,000 yen (plus 2,000 yen if hiring a professional photobrapher)
*500 yen discount for presenting a passport!
|Notes||1. The size of armor is suited for a man 170 to 180 centimeters tall. It weights 20 kilograms.
2. For photography by a professional photographer, an additional 2000 yen is charged and it takes 20 more minutes.
|Languages available for service||
|Remarks||1. Website in English available
2. Descriptions of exhibits in English, Chinese and Korean available.
3. Brochure in English