Who killed off the samurai?
That year, the two clans united to defeat a second Shogun expedition against the Chōshū. This resulted in significant loss of authority for the Shogunate. Shortly thereafter, however, both Emperor Kōmei and Shogun Tokugawa Iemochi died. They were replaced by Emperor Meiji and Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu.
When did the Boshin War end?
January 27, 1868 – June 27, 1869 Boshin War/Periods
Did Samurai use guns?
During it, guns were still manufactured and used by the samurai, but primarily for hunting. It was also a time when the samurai focused more on traditional Japanese arts, with more attention being given to katanas than muskets.
Why did Shoguns end?
The final collapse of the Shogunate was brought about by the alliance of Satsuma and Choshu. These two antagonistic western clans formed an alliance as a result of the Shogunates expedition against Choshu in 1866. The alliance worked out a proposal for a complete overthrow of the Shogunate.