G-3 Arquebuses (Muskets) The Portuguese first introduced the arquebuse into Japan in the 1540ís. Within a few years the Japanese were mass producing improved copies. By 1575 the Samurai were using the arquebuses in large scale set field battles with rotating volley fire which decisively changed the nature of Samurai combat. Enthusiasts still engage in mock battles keeping the traditions alive.
Flags The flags worn on the backs of the Samurai colorfully represented their clan or family and helped identify friend or foe. The fans inside a circle are from the Tokugawa Clan. The !0 dots around in the circle represents the Hosakawa clan
Banners The samurai loved the the pageantry of waving flags and banners. A large set piece battle would incomplete without the clans banners. The fans inside a circle are from the Tokugawa Clan. The !0 dots around in the circle represents the Hosakawa clan