Ii Naotaka

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Ii Naotaka
3rd Lord of Hikone
In office
Preceded by Ii Naokatsu
Succeeded by Ii Naozumi
Personal details
Born (1590-03-16)March 16, 1590
Died August 16, 1659(1659-08-16) (aged 69)
Nationality Japanese

Ii Naotaka (井伊 直孝, March 16, 1590 – August 16, 1659) was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period who served under the Tokugawa shogunate. He was the son of the famous Tokugawa general Ii Naomasa.

Naotaka served in the Siege of Osaka in his brother Naokatsu's stead, where he would gain tremendous favor for his exploits at Tennoji. After the battle, he would be granted his brother's lands at Sawayama in Omi province. He would finish the construction of Hikone castle in 1622, a project which had been started by his brother in 1603.

Both Naotaka and his father Naomasa are playable characters from the Eastern Army in the original Kessen.

Hikonyan, mascot of Hikone Castle, is based a folktale about Naotaka saved from a lightning strike by a maneki-neko.

External links[edit]

  • (in Japanese) "Hikone-han" on Edo 300 HTML (6 July 2008)
  • Naramoto Tatsuya (1992). Nihon no kassen: Monoshiri jiten. (Tokyo: Shufu to seikatsusha)