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Kamonyama Park is a small park in a quiet neighborhood overlooking the skyscrapers of Yokohama Minato Mirai area.
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In 1884, former retainers of the Hikone domain in Omi (Shiga Prefecture) bought the land here and the Ii family owned the land.
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Kamonyama Park has a statue of Ii Naosuke, lord of Hikone Castle in Shiga Prefecture who served as the Chief Minister of the last Tokugawa government in the 19th century.
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The original statue of Lord Ii Naosuke was installed in 1909 in Kamonyama Park. However, it was melted down during World War II for its metal. This statue was reconstructed in 1954 to mark the 100th anniversary of Yokohama's port opening..
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Statue of Ii Naosuke, lord of Hikone Castle in Shiga Prefecture in Kamonyama Park, Yokohama. He was a key figure in opening Japan to the West. As a result, Yokohama was one of Japan's first ports opened to foreigners.
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Statue of Ii Naosuke, lord of Hikone Castle in Shiga Prefecture in Kamonyama Park, Yokohama. In 1914, the Ii family donated Kamonyama Park to the city of Yokohama.
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The name "Kamonyama" comes from Ii Naosuke's official governmental rank of "Kamon-no-kami" (掃部頭).
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This was in late April when the yaezakura was in bloom.
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Since Kamonyama Park is on a hill, it overlooks the Minato Mirai skyscrapers.
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Statue of Ii Naosuke and Landmark Tower in Yokohama.
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Plaque behind the statue.
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Commemorative monument
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Plaque in English
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Tree planted to mark the park's 90th anniversary.
   
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