Illustrated Map of Sawayama

Illustrated Map of Sawayama
Important Cultural Properties designated by the Japanese government
Sheet, ink and light color on paper
Edo period, dated Bunsei 11 (1828)
Gift of Ii Family

Before the arrival of the Ii clan, Hikone had a castle at Sawayama, which belonged to Ishida Mitsunari, one of the leading vassals of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. This drawing shows the view of Sawayama in the mid-Edo period, annotated with information on old sites drawn from documents and oral transmissions of elders.

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