An unusual shorter length Japanese tanagashima (gun rifle) with working original matchlock mechanism. Made of hardwood with original dark lacquer finish. Iron barrel has a silver inlaid sasa mon (bamboo leaf crest). Elaborate brass work includes many chrysanthemum florets.
Comes with custom iron stand to aid in display. (In the group picture, this tanagashima is the second from the front.)
Age: Edo Period (c. 1830’s)
Dimensions: 38 1/4″ long (12″ high on stand)