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Kunitomo Museum of Harquebuses
Japan

This is the main show room of Kunitomo museum of harquebuses.

Kunitomo was one of major production areas of arquebus hackbuts in medieval times.

The matchlock guns were first introduced to Japan, by a stranded Portuguese in 1543.

Then the guns of this type were long used until the end of Edo era.

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Uploaded: 25/08/2012
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