Matsumoto Castle Gun Corps

©2020 by MG Okuhara

MATSUMOTO CASTLE GUN CORPS

Matchlock Samurai

 

WHO WE ARE

The Matsumoto Castle Gun Corps formed in 1990 and since then we have been studying about matchlock gunnery.  To do this we maintain a collection of matchlock guns that were made in the Edo-era and regularly practice and display gunnery exercises.

 
 
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GUN SAMURAI

More than just skilled swordsmen, many samurai were experts with firearms.


The first firearms were introduced in 1543, changing the way battle was fought forever.  Often referred to as a tanegashima, these weapons were domestically produced and frequently carried by the famed samurai of Japan.

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WHERE TO SEE US

Owing to the COVID situation in Japan and elsewhere our displays might not go ahead.

We will be shooting in April, May and October 2020.  Check back for dates!


You can also see us online using the shortcuts on the menu bar!

Online - YouTube (click here)

Also known as Matsumoto Teppo-tai, our displays use traditional tactics and we wear full armour.  We strive to maintain the standards of our samurai heritage. Along with English commentary and explanation, we aim to be the best gunnery unit in Japan.

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