Goyozan Matchlock Unit

Sumita Town, Iwate

The Goyouzan Hinawa-ju Teppo Squadron Tradition Association was formed in 1991 by local residents, when research discovered that the area was a major production base for supplying safety fuse for matchlock guns to the Date clan of the Sendai domain. The organization currently restores its safety fuse made out of hinoki cypress, and is engaged in inheritance activities to pass down its craftsmanship and history.