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Ii Naotaka Wielding Naginata

Ii Naotaka Wielding Naginata

Each figure is individually painted by hand. Painting will vary from pictures shown here. These figures are not intended for children.


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Some of the fiercest warriors in the armies of Tokugawa Ieyasu were the red lacquered samurai of the Ii clan led by Ii Naotaka. Naotaka was an unlikely leader of the Ii family as he was an illegitimate son of Ii Naomasa one of Tokugawa’s most trusted generals. When Naomasa died in 1602 his incompetent eldest son Naokatsu was placed at the head of the Ii clan.
The war with Osaka changed this when Naokatsu refused to fight. Tokugawa inserted Naotaka into the leadership of the Ii family because of his service during the Osaka campaign. Naotaka distinguished himself and his clan especially at the Battle of Tennoji where his ‘red devils’ were pivotal in defeating their Osaka enemies. He was awarded Hikone castle for his service and he lived there till his death in 1659.

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Item Number 3571
Weight 0.4000
Inventory Type 54mm
Limited Edition No
Descriptor Cards 2008-00061

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