Post by worldantiques on Jun 27, 2012 0:43:11 GMT -5
Samurai traveling in human powered sedan chairs or palanquin called "norimono" had a variety of small weapons available to them for use in defense, hunting or recreation. Norimono were the samurai type of kago (litter), these small enclosed vehicles had no room for standard sized yumi (bow), yari (spear) or tanegashina (matchlock) and small versions of these weapons were developed.
I have a set like the one featured. It came in a wooden case. My father purchased it in Japan about 1953. Baleen stand/quiver holds the bow and 10 arrows. I would like to know the aprox. age and insurance value. Thanks, Greg