Japanese Clans

Yamana Clan
The Yamana (Japanese 山名氏 Yamana-shi) were a family of the Japanese sword nobility (Buke), descended from Minamoto no Yoshishige (源 義重) and through him from the (Seiwa Genji). Under Toyotomi Hideyoshi, they lost their rank as provincial governors around 1580....
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Toki Clan
The Toki Clan ( 土岐氏 Toki-shi?) was a powerful clan that ruled from the Kamakura Period to the Edo Period of Japanese history. They descended from Emperor Seiwa through Minamoto no Yorimitsu of the Minamoto Clan (Seiwa Genji).The clan had...
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Sakakibara Clan
The Sakakibara clan (榊原氏, Sakakibara-shi) was a branch of daimyōs of the Minamoto samurai clan during the Edo period.During the Edo period, the Sakakibara were part of the fudai daimyo or "inner clans", hereditary vassals or allies of the Tokugawa...
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Yamauchi Clan
The Yamanouchi or Yamauchi (Japanese 山内氏, Yama(no)uchi-shi) were a family of the Japanese sword nobility (Buke) derived from Fujiwara no Hidesato. With an income of 242,000 koku, the Yamanouchi residing in Kōchi (Kōchi Prefecture) were among the great Tozama-Daimyō of...
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Ōtomo Clan
The Ōtomo clan (jap. 大友氏, Ōtomo-shi) was a Japanese clan traced back to Fujiwara no Nagaie (1005-1064). The clan played an important role in Kyūshū, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, from the Kamakura period to the Sengoku period....
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