The covering was chiefly worn by the higher positioning samurai on horseback. The lower positioning officers had covering that was like the ō-yoroi, however had less segments, was lighter, and failed to possess the embellishing markings of the higher positioning samurai1. The majority of the data thought about the ō-yoroi is taking into account the covering of the higher-positioning authorities since the shield was either given to a sanctuary as an offering or kept up by the relatives of the first wearer. Large portions of the first segments of the ō-yoroi still in presence have been supplanted after some time because of the things being lost or harmed. The few remaining cases of ō-yoroi are on showcase in galleries in a few distinctive nations. There are additionally a couple of cases of ō-yoroi in Shinto sanctums where they have been kept up and secured for quite a long time. Therefore, it can be said that the yoroi was for only the rich in the society and was secluded for the chosen few. It may have signified royalty as well.
The essential parts of the ō-yoroi and other samurai protection are referred to altogether as the “hei-no-rokugu” or essentially “rokugu,” which implies six articles of arms. The six noteworthy segments are the dō (midsection reinforcement), kabuto (protective cap), menpo (facial shield), kote(armoured sleeves), sune-consumed (shin covering), and the hai-date (thigh defensive layer). One particular propel over prior shields is that the kozane of ō-yoroi are initially bound together and afterward secured with polish, which improves imperviousness to corrosion. The dō of the ō-yoroi is one of a kind from later models in light of the fact that it is made out of two different parts rather than one piece with an opening as an afterthought or again of the dō to permit the samurai to put on the protection.