It is unusual screen that arrange Nene, Yodogimi ,Hideyori(a child for
backs) and three daughters of Toyotomi family under a cherry blossomtree.It
is said the writer is Hideyori Kanou. It takes the composition that resembled
closely with a figure of his Takao maple-tree viewing screen (a national
treasure) partly.（ personal possession）
■Screen of Toyotomi mother and child feast
In posthumously of Taisyoken, Sojurou Fujiwara of Osaka purchased
the most of his collection.These became the basis that made the
name of the an antique shop "Fujiwara Hachiman dou" famous.This
article is one of the treasures of Taisyoken.
In addition, it was exhibited to temporary exhibition "Armor of
Kohoku(The north ground of Lake Biwa-ko) "in Nagahama Castle history
This is a Kabuto of a Nobuie product (1518)considered to be the successive
generations of the the Azais since Sukemasa Azai.Nagamasa Azai is the hero
of Sengoku era.
The shikoro and the Fukikaeshi are quite made carefully.
Taisyoken Nakamura of influential townsfolk of Minamifunamachi,Nagahama
owned this.Taisyoken is a person known as arms collector before World War
■62 ken suji kabuto Nobuie Myochin products
Nagamasa Azai used
■The introduction of a precious materials
Naosuke Ii of the chief ministry of the late Tokugawa period was attacked
and killed outside of the Sakurada-mon Gate by lordless samurai of Mito
and Satsuma among the up Castle in 3 in March, 1860.This is a well-known
megaterrorism case. The pair of swords which Saburouemon Kusakabe who acted
as the chief of attendants of the Iis put on at that time was discovered. Because
the samurais of the attendant completely protected swords from a heavy
snow with such as a hilt cover and a brim cover etc, therefore, they are
not able to fight. And it was in a miserable situation.Two swords of Kusakabe
are the precious material which leather sheath and hilt covers did existence
(there is a sword wound to a hilt cover) which is peculiar to the Iis.He
was a senior samurai of Hikone feudal clan and done a surprise attack (instant
death) of first by the Mito side. His adopted child was Meikaku Kusakabe
who was looked up to as a Japanese great calligrapher in Meiji.
■The swords (long and short) of the chief of attendants of
the Iis brough at the case out of Sakurada-mon Gate
It is the koto which Nariaki Tokugawa makes this, and it gave for Yoshitatsu
Matsudaira of the Takasu feudal lord.The song which Nariaki made is caved on the back of the koto with raised
lacquer work.There is the other carving of the handwriting of Nariaki with vermilion
inside. It shows a production place, the name of an era, paraph.The contents which Nariaki gave for Yoshitatsu are written inside of the
The written name of an era is Koka 2.
Then Nariaki was behaving himself.
A wife of Yoshitatsu was an older sister of Nariaki.And Yoshitatsu and
Nariaki were the same age.At that time,there may have been an act that
Yoshitatsu encouraged Nariaki who confined himself to his house.
The koto may have been a return favor for it.It is very unusual for a daimyo
to give it his own musical instrument.Two relationship seems be close at
Nariaki is proficient in a koto.There is the anecdote that he let Tarozaemon
Egawa play the koto.
It is valuable historical materials to indicate that a central figure of
the stour at the late of Tokugawa period had such a deep hobby.
■The koto (a long Japanese zither with thirteen strings)
made by Nariaki Tokugawa
It is the unusually valuable screen which drew the Sawayama castle of Mitsunari
Ishida on from the Hikone side.Because the business card of the times when
Akihiko Okubo (the master of Umoreginoya) who was the descendant of the
former Hikone clansman did the house steward of the Iis is affixed. It
is estimated when it was the former stored possession of the Iis.
The screen which Sawayama castle was drawn on for the subject is only this
product. （personal possession）
■The screen of the Sawayama castle
It is the rare hanging scroll which Hidetada of the General 2's described
in a play.
A person in the picture seems to be the foreigner who went in and out by
trade in those days somehow or other. （ personal possession）
■The picture which Hidetada Tokugawa drew by himself
This is a picture of the young drawn with well-known composition from old
days. In addition, it appears in the books of the genre picture.It was recognized that this drew a figure of Hayato, Nagoya by the discovery
of the original drawing.Hayato is a son of Sanzaburo Nagoya said a handsome man of the world.It is said that Sanzaburou had a rumor of the love with Okuni of Izumo.Hayato served the maeda family of Kaga."The short overgarment" of the picture shows the culture of the
times. （personal possession）
■Portrait of Nagoya-hayato
for addressed to Naomasa II ,Tadakatsu Honda
Keicho era August 19, 5
The combined military unit of the east armed forces forded Kiso-gawa River
in a preliminary skirmish of Sekigahara and decided to attack the enemy
in Gifu.In this letter, they explain the situation for Honda and Ii,and promote
an early departure in a moment of Ieyasu.Such a secret document is
burnt after a reading usually, but it is very interesting to exist in this
way.It is the witness that the importance of this letter was understood
from those days.
■A letter from Nagamasa Kuroda and Masashige Tokunaga
The Tensho era April, 9 last day of the month.
for addressed to Kiyosaburou Kimata
Morikatsu Seizaburou Kimata served Ieyasu Tokugawa before becoming the
chief vassal of the the Iis.He served Mitsuhide at one time and made many successes by Kataoka Castle
and castle attacks of kanki.Kimata returned to the service of Ieyasu at Tensho 9．This article is a
letter of the Mitsuhide just after that.In the letter, the fall of a castle of high Tenjin Castle is written, and
Mitsuhide calls Ieyasu by name without any honorific title in the
sentence.This is an interesting document understanding the then situation
and energy of Mitsuhide very clearly.
■The letter from Mitsuhide Akechi.
This document is an answer of Nobunaga for the crane of Takano given by
Ieyasu.around October in1580 when Ieyasu captured Takatenjin Castle (it
fell in March,1581) and changed position to Mamushizuka. Because it was
made to force an unquestioning obedience for Nobunaga with the force, it
was the hard times for Ieyasu. There are extremely few documents which
Nobunaga sent to Ieyasu.
The existing documents already is four, and it is only five includeing
this document.State of preservation is not so good.In addition, the most
of the document of Ieyasu of this time are to the Buddhist temple and Shinto
shrine. We can watch personal negotiations of Nobunaga and Ieyasu on this
In addition, Nishio of the sentence is Kozaemon (Okinokami) Yoshitsugu
of the vassal of Nobunaga. In this time, he was dispatched as inspection.
Naomasa got it from Ieyasu, and it was transmitted in the Ii head family.
This historical materials were discovered several years ago, Because a
new fact became clear, I carried it by the hope of the person of possession
■The letter with a black seal of Nobunaga Oda
（to Ieyasu Tokugawa）
which was handed down to the direct line of descendant of Ii family.