Well, on May I toured some bits of Northern Italy, among which were the Isole Borromee.
During the visit to the palace of Isola Bella my attention was caught by these armours:
I was like "Spanish Manufacture"--? There must be an error-- I guess that they wrote the wrong thing... But the other descriptions of the items around the palace made sense, so I couldn't assume that only this one would be wrong.
Looking at it closely, the style is indeed kinda Japanese, but the manufacture is indeed Western: no laquer, a somehow simpler and more comfortable design... So, the options are two: rather than importing Japanese armours, the Spanish artisans started to craft these replicas to please the exotic tastes of the loaded class, or there was indeed a market from the West to Japan to import cheaper armors to battle or to use as a reference.
What do you think? I'm quite sure that it's all about the first option, but considering how closely these armors remind me of the ones that Nobunaga sports in popular fiction, I couldn't help my imagination to run free!
As an extra to my fantasy, the name of the item is quite suggestive itself: "Black Armour"!