Taiho would probably go unnoticed among the Jung were it not that he could carry and fire a Heavy Barrel Cannon without an entire crew to assist him. He may be slow to move and fire the fearsome weapon, but Taiho's devastating shots are more than worth the trouble, as the only other way to get such mighty firepower is from the deck of a ship.
The Cannon is the most powerful ranged weapon in Bushido (so far!). Jung players will eagerly blast the various shots available to them at the enemy, wreaking havoc! Unlike most dedicated ranged models, opponents may not want to engage Taiho, as having a metal cannon smashed into your face is not much healthier than getting shot by it.