The people of the Iis
iThe introduction of the data to be related toj
The old photograph of Hikone-jo Castle in the Meiji period
The characters of Naomasa Ii's handwriting
An image (the left) and the picture of the horseithe rightjwhich Naomasa
Ii drew when he was young.
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all photograph, texts, etc. belong to Kyoto II museum@and forbids reproducing
a portrait of Naosuke Ii
iNaoyasu Ii who was the last master of Yoita feudal lord drew his father
photograph of Naonori Iiithree piecesj
iTop right cornerj A rare photograph before the Meiji revolution
iIn the leftj The figure which had his hair bobbed after revolution. He
resembles his mother in appearance.
* The generation mentioned above is a thing when it assumed Naotsugu the
first generation of Yoita.
statue of Naomasa Ii
(An object of worship of Ii Srine)
statue of Naomasa Ii
Garden lantern of Ii Shrine
Chief vassal Kimata Moriyasu and the Onoda Tamenori contributed this garden
lantern to set it up in both sides of the altar of Ii Shrine.The Shinto
shrine went to ruin after Meiji revolution, and the garden lantern was
lost. However, it was established here with the connection by the discovery
of the Director Ii.He discovered frame of God 20 several years ago,too.
It should say the relationship of the wonder really.
According to the sumi painting on the back of the statue,Naonaka Ii (Naosuke's
father) of the Hikone feudal lord dedicated this statue to Senrin
temple on February 1, 1798.Senrin temple is a place of end of Naomasa.February
1, 1798 is an anniversary of a death of Naomasa.This statue seems
to express the features of later years of Naomasa.
Founder Fujiwara Tomoyasu has a legend born from a well. He was distinguished
for intellectual faculties and excelled in the physical strength.The neighboring enemies
were afraid of him.The looks are expressed in this statue well.
statue of Tomoyasu Ii
Naoaki Ii who was the thirteenth Hikone feudal clan feudal lord and chief
ministry of the Shogunate erected an Ii Hachiman shrine as a shrine of
forefather Fujiwara Tomoyasu in east era of Hikone-jo Castle in August
1831. A main shrine was built in 1836 by contribution of the master of
Hikone feudal clan and chief vassals, and the construction was filled with
extravagance. It became a noted place of Hikone.After World War II, the
main shrine went to ruin, and the torii (main gate) collapsed. The frame
of God in here also began to flow outside, and became missing. However,
it is rescued by the director who tried for the save of the Iis historical
materials, and it is saved. Sukenori Shirakawa wrote the character of Ii
Shrine of the frame of God.
Kyoto Ii museum
the origin of Ii Shrine
The Director Ii continued the studies of history of the Iis, the historical
materials of the military tie in particular, and of the red armor since
he was young.When he moved from Hikone to Kyoto and established field of
battle arms date reference museum in Shimogamo, He made the small shrine
which worshiped Naomasa Ii in a residence to express the will of adoration
to the Iis ancestors as a person of the former Hikone feudal clan connection.This
is the origin of current Kyoto Ii Shrine.The chief god is Tomoyasu Ii who
was the founder of Ii and Naosuke Ii who was an ancestor of the restorer.
statue of Naotaka Ii
Image of Tomoyasu Ii
It is an image of Tomoyasu Ii who is the founder of the
Iis.Tomoyasu wears armor in this image, and he is divinized.This picture is imagination-like, and there are not the proof.It is the one of the precious images which people of the Iis worshiped as "Ii-Hachimaniguardian godj".
A portrait of Naomasa Ii (part)