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

Ishiyama
Gen'tarou
Yori'ie

Kanji for his name
Per saltire gules and Or, four fleurs-de-lys bases to center counterchanged.
(Fieldless) Three sycamore leaves conjoined in pall per pale gules and Or.
The ∆ (Aesch) of ∆thelmearc
The ∆ (Aesch) of ∆thelmearc
A Thorn Or
The Comet Azure-Argent of the BMDL

Ishiyama roku-i is the eldest son of a noble family in Momoyama Japan. As was common in Japan, his father's family was summoned to the Imperial capital to be exposed to the court and to assure his father's loyalty. While in the capital he has become somewhat known as a courtier, but has spent his spare time learning the noble crafts of Japan.

For his meritorious involvement, Ishiyama was granted arms on October 22nd, AS 46 at Agincourt. His device is blazoned, "(Fieldless) On a hexagon Or, a rabbit's head cabossed Sable".

For his continuing involvement, Ishiyama was awarded arms on February 28th, AS 43 at the Festival of Minohi.

Bugei - The arts of war

Ishiyama is not a warrior himself, but he has become associated with Clan Yama Kaminari and by watching them has learned much of the ways of the Bushi. While he does not fight, he seeks to emulate their nobility and service. He has also learned much by observing and helping Sir Maghnus an Chnoic na n'Iora, the head of his household.

For service to Their Majesties Titus and Anna Leigh of Æthelmearc during the Estrella War, Ishiyama was made a Companion of the Golden Thorn on April 11th, AS 49 at the Coronation of Timothy II and Gabrielle II.

Bungei - The arts of society

Ishiyama has become somewhat accomplished at several traditional crafts, including:

  • Wafuku - The clothing of Japan
  • Mokkou - Woodworking and carpentry
  • Kumihimo - Braided cords
  • Yamato-e - The classical painting style of Japan

Ishiyama has also been painting heraldic banners and heraldic kataginu for his own amusement and the amusement of others.

Ishiyama is apprenticed to Mistress Roxanne de St. Luc of the Rhydderich Hael who has agreed to guide his progress in the Arts and Sciences.

For his meritorious accomplishments, Ishiyama has been inducted into the Kingdom of Æthelmearc's Order of the Fleur on October 22nd, AS 46 at Agincourt.

For his accomplishments, Ishiyama has been inducted into the Kingdom of Æthelmearc's Order of the Sycamore on February 28th, AS 43 at the Festival of Minohi.

Though his term is now over, after winning the Arts and Sciences Competition at the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands' 12th Night Celebration on January 12th of 2013, Ishiyama was named the Baronial Arts and Sciences Champion.

For his accomplishments, Ishiyama has been inducted into the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands' Order of the Comet Azure Argent on May 26th, AS 47 at the Queen's Rapier Championship and BMDL Birthday Celebration.

At the Festival for the Passing of the Ice Dragon in 2015 Ishiyama was runner-up in the Arts and Sciences Pentathlon after placing entries in six different sub-categories and receiving tops scores in three of them.

Giri - Duty to others

Ishiyama has dedicated himself to helping his household, clan, barony, kingdom, and society. He teaches classes, creates objects, and contributes time. His involvement is limited by available time, but he tries to make the most of it.

Ishiyama is currently serving as the Web Minister of the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands. His two-year term began in April, 2015 and will end in April 2017.

Ishiyama served as the Arts and Sciences Minister of the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands. His two-year term began in February, 2013 and ended in February 2015.

Ishiyama also actively participates in Tousando, a web forum dedicated to Japanese historical recreation, where he posts about his own work and encourages others.

For his service to the crown of Æthelmearc during the reign of Titus and Anna Leigh Ishiyama was inducted into the Order of the Sigil of Æthlemearc on April 11th, AS 49 at the Coronation of Timothy II and Gabrielle II.

For his service to the crown of Æthelmearc during the reign of Christopher III and Morgen III, Ishiyama was inducted into the Order of the Sigil of Æthlemearc on September 17th, AS 46 at the Coronation of Isenwulf and Rosalinda.


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