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Starr carbine (U.S.), used by samurai during the late edo period.

Starr carbine (U.), used by samurai during the late edo period.

Swiss percussion shotgun, used by the samurai during the late Edo period.

Swiss percussion shotgun, used by the samurai during the late Edo period.

Enfield rifle (United Kingdom), used by samurai during the Edo period.

Enfield rifle (United Kingdom), used by samurai during the Edo period.

U.S. Springfield Joslyn Breechloading Rifle, used by samurai during the late Edo period.

Springfield Joslyn Breechloading Rifle, used by samurai during the late Edo period.

Japanese Geberu gun, used by samurai during the late Edo period.

Japanese Geberu gun, used by samurai during the late Edo period.

Western style firearms used in Edo period / Meiji period Japan.

Western style firearms used in Edo period / Meiji period Japan.

Various firearms used by samurai during the Edo period.

Various firearms used by samurai during the Edo period.

Japanese Geberu gun, used by samurai during the late Edo period.

Japanese Geberu gun, used by samurai during the late Edo period.

Samurai Crests great for graphic or embroidery patterns finally i found it :)

侍の芸術 (Arte Del Samurai)

Samurai crests / Japanese Kamon 家紋: Kamon are emblems used to identify a family (coats of arms) in Japan

A long flintlock pistol, Pito Fiorentino, Brescia, Circa 1680

A long barreled flintlock pistol, by Pito Fiorentino, circa 1680 AD

European style hat worn by samurai during the Boshin war era, late Edo period.

European style hat worn by samurai during the Boshin war era, late Edo period.

Gatling gun. Invented by American Richard Gatling in 1861, the forerunner to the machine gun used a cyclic, multi-barrel design turned by a hand crank.  Gatling guns were used extensively by the British army and navy in the Victorian era.  They were notably effective in the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879. A Gatling manned by the Naval Brigade played a critical role at the battle of Inyezane, and two were used to good effect at the battle of Ulundi.

*CIVIL WAR ~ Gatling Gun:one of the best-known early rapid-fire weapons+a forerunner of the modern machine gun.Invented by Richard Gatling,it is known for its use by the Union forces during the American Civil War in the was the first time it w

1860 formula "Wilson gun made ​​in UK", used by samurai during the late Edo period.

1860 formula "Wilson gun made ​​in UK", used by samurai during the late Edo period.

My dad holding up the spencer rifle. This type was used in the Boshin War by the Tosa domain

My dad holding up the spencer rifle. This type was used in the Boshin War by the Tosa domain

Ikeda (Chikugo-no-kami) Nagaoki. (front row, left)  He was the head of the Second Japanese Embassy to Europe (Japanese:第2回遣欧使節), also called the Ikeda Mission, sent in 1863-1864 by the Tokugawa shogunate to negotiate the cancellation of the open-port status of Yokohama.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikeda_Nagaoki

Ikeda Nagaoki (front row, left) was the head of the Second Japanese Embassy to Europe also called the Ikeda Mission, sent in by the Tokugawa shogunate to negotiate the cancellation of the open-port status of Yokohama

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