Tateki Morisaki began learning the difficult art of restoring and manufacturing Yoroi ( Samurai Armor) under the expert tutelage of his father, the late Masahiro Morisaki, who was designated a living national treasure. The restoration and manufacture of Yoroi involves a wide variety of skills including lacquering, iron smithing, reed dying, metal chasing, and braiding. Mr. Morisaki is one of only five remaining recognized craftsmen entrusted with the task of restoring Yoroi that have been assigned the status of Japanese national treasures. He most recently restored "Akagawa Odoshi Yoroi," a national treasure owned by Okayama Prefectural Museum.

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