Ashigaru Using Tanegashia

Posted by on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Under: Art

Title: Ashigaru Using Tanegashia


Artist: Unknown

Information: This woodblock print dating from some time in the 19th century depicts a group of c16th century Japanese infantrymen (ashigaru) using matchlock firearms (tanegashia) while taking cover behind their shields (tate).

Source: Firearms of Japan

In : Art 

Tags: samurai  "samurai artwork"  ashigaru  firearms  japan 
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