His device: (Fieldless) On a hexagon Or a rabbit's head cabossed sable.

Award scrolls
received by
Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie

Kanji for his name

Ishiyama has earned several awards, and has been the recipient of scrolls to commemorate those awards. Here are images of some of them.


Composition, Calligraphy, and Illumination by The Honorable Lady Lisabetta de Rossi
Translation by Mouri Tsubakie-dono and the Teahouse
with thanks to Morikawa-dono Rei for advice and design of hanko seals.

To Our most honorable Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie Shonagon, We, the sovereigns of Aethelmearc, send Our admiration and respect. As your sovereigns, We must take heed of the reports we receive and give appropriate recognition to one so committed to Our Kingdom. For such excellent loyalty and service to the dream, We elevate you to the Order of the Millrind. Witnessed upon this day of December 2023 Gregorian, Anno Societatis 58, at Our Marche of the Debatable Lands Baronial Investiture.

Golden Mirror

Calligraphy and Illumination by Mistress Eleanor Godwin
Translation by Lady Nea Kimball

When one achieves perfection, it is not always done with purposeful mind. What is reflected becomes the example all can look to emulate. Ishiyama Shonagon Gen'tarou Yori'ie makes his countenance appear effortless, and this does not go unnoticed by Us. As King Andreas and Queen Kallista, it is our duty to award him the Golden Mirror this [10th day of June], A.S. 58, at the Japanese Iris Festival, in the [Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands].

Silver Comet

Calligraphy and Yamato-e by Morikawa Rei,
Translation by Yamanouchi no Daijirou Eidou

A Proclamation of the Barony We express our thanks to Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie, Courtier of the Junior Fourth Rank, for his work and dedication.

In testament to his work with the arts of Kumihimo, Banners, Clothing Japanese, Decorations, and also his work with the Woodworker's Guild, We do appoint him to the Order of the Silver Comet.

Upon this the 10th day of the 6th month, Anno Societatis 58


Calligraphy and Illumination by Mistress Ekaterina Volkova
Words by Baroness Isabel Fleuretan

The quiet rabbit shapes wood, building a sound foundation of service upon which our society flourishes. Always stepping forward, Ishiyama serves through representation and organization, helping others learn the crafts of our times. Timothy and Gabrielle, Emperor and Empress of Aethelmearc, see this hard working rabbit, Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie, and bestow upon him a keystone at BMDL 12th night, January 18, AS 54.

Gold Comet

Calligraphy and Illumination by Gesa Wellenstein

The early morning sun shines its warm rays over field and forest. There among the verdant wood glows the bright gold of a comet for our worthy Ishiyama-Shonagon Gen'tarou Yori'ie. The delicate strands of webs also gleam in the light, bedecked with morning dew. So, too, do his efforst to grow the woodworking guild please us well. For this and his numerous past services to the Barony marche of the Debatable Lands, we brandubh et Hildarun, Baron and Baroness, bestow upon him the Comet D'Or, at Agincourt on the 19th day of October, A.S. LIV.

Promissory Scroll for Laurel

Calligraphy by Mistress Kris Gilibari

"In the year fifty-three
on the eigth month's seventh day
the honored craftsman
Ishiyama Yori'ie
reaised to junior fourth court rank.

Hard working birds lift
lowly fish from river's bed
to great lord's table.
Their craft and the master's
plied from the same boat."

Writ for Laurel

Calligraphy and Illumination by Mistress Roxanne de St. Luc.

"Their Majesties, Sven and Siobhan, King and Queen of Aethelmearc, request that the Honorable Lord Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie contemplate his elevation to the Noble Order of the Laurel at Pennsic War 47. Done this day at the Aethelmearc War Practice, May 19th A.S. 53."

Baron and Baroness' Choice Award, Ice Dragon A&S Pentathalon, A.S. 53

Illumination by Baron Caleb Reynolds.

I entered my green silk kariginu and orange silk sashinuki into the pentathalon as a kariginu kamishimo, and so impressed Magnus and Muriel, Baron and Baroness of the Rhydderich Hael, with my skill and craft that I was granted the right to claim to be their choise of the finest work of the arts and sciences.

Order of Copernicus

Illumination by Lady Isabel Fleuretan.
Calligraphy by Kameshima-kyou Zentarou Umakai

The Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands may make an individual whose service continues and is ever growing a Companion of the Order of Copernicus. I was completely blindsided by this induction at the Baronial court at Pennsic 44, on August 2, A.S. 50.

Ice Dragon A&S Pentathlon, A.S. 49 - Pentathlon Runner Up

Illumination by Baron Caleb Reynolds.

A full entry in the Ice Dragon Pent comprises entries in five different categories. Anonymous individual entries are judged and given numeic scroes based on their workmanship, complexity, aesthetics, documentation, authenticity, and creativity. The combined scores of all five entries yield a person's pentathlon score, and the highest scores for individuals, novice individuals, and groups each win a special overall prize. This was my first year with a full Pent slate, and I came in second!

Ice Dragon A&S Pentathlon, A.S. 48 - Fiber Arts, Other

Illumination by Baron Caleb Reynolds.

I had the best (and only) example of braided cord in the Pentathlon.

Baron's Choice Award, Ice Dragon A&S Pentathalon, A.S. 47 - Baron's Choice

I'm told that the illustration on this scroll represents the Baron's feet being held to the fire until he chooses among the many entries he admires.

Baronial 12th Night Celebration, A.S. 47 - Baronial A&S Champion

Calligraphy and illumination by Lady Isabel Fleuretan, with wording by Kameshima-roku-i Zentarou Umekai.


Illumination by THLady Ismay Ponde, based on a posthumous portrait of Prince Shotoku. Text by Count Jehan de la Marche, inspired by words from As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams.
Original scroll 16x12 inches

Comet Azure-Argent

Ishiyama's scroll is the left half of this pair, the right half is Lady Hara's Comet Or scroll.
Illumination by Lady Isabel Fleuretan, Calligraphy by Kameshima Zentarou Umekai.

Summer's End A.S. 46 - A&S Baron and Baroness Elect Choice

Calligraphy and illumination by Roxanne de St. Luc,
based on a Momoyama era ink wash painting of a bird on a plum branch
Original scroll 10x14 inches

Summer's End A.S. 46 - A&S Populace Choice

Words by Baron Caleb Reynolds, Scroll by Isabetta Orsini
Based on "Portrait of the poet Hitomaro", attributed to Takuma Eiga, c. 14th century
Original scroll 8x11 inches


Wording by Sir Ogami Akira, calligraphy and illumination by Lady Minamoto Taikawa Saiaiko
Original scroll 16x12 inches, with fabric border

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Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie is known mundanely as Elliott C. Evans. He can be reached via email to ishiyama{at}ee0r.com