A pop-up store in Tokyo is offering visitors the chance to see a replica of the samurai warrior helmet worn by baseball star Shohei Ohtani and his Los Angeles Angels teammates after they hit a home run.

Samuraiya, located near the stylish Omotesando district, is exhibiting a "kabuto" made by Marutake Sangyo Co. that weighs about 2 kilograms, that is the same model as the one used by the Angels since April.

Photo taken in Tokyo on June 2, 2023, shows a replica of the "kabuto" worn by Shohei Ohtani and his Los Angeles Angels teammates when they celebrate a home run. (For editorial use only)(Kyodo)

"I am grateful that they like it very much and are using it," Marutake Sangyo President Tomotaka Tanoue said of the home run helmet.

Other products made by the Kagoshima Prefecture-based company on show at the store include replicas of the "yoroi" armor worn by historical Japanese warlords, such as 16th-century warlord Oda Nobunaga, who unified half of the country under his rule, and Takeda Shingen, a powerful feudal lord in the same century.

Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, wearing a samurai helmet, high-fives teammates in the dugout after his two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on May 10, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

There are also yoroi for children that can be put on in about three minutes.

"I would like for many people, including those who are usually uninterested in such things, to casually try them, and understand how much time and effort it takes to make kabuto and yoroi, which are part of traditional Japanese culture," Tanoue said.

Samuraiya will be open every day until July 2 from noon to 6 p.m.

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