Japanese Clans

Japanese Clans

This is a list of Japanese clans. The ancient clans (gozoku) mentioned in the Nihonshoki and Kojiki lost their political power before the Heian period. Instead of gozoku, new aristocracies, Kuge families emerged in the period. In the late of the Heian period, warrior class clans (Samurai) had gradually gained power and subsequently dominated the country.

This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

Read more about Japanese Clans:  Family Names (Myōji/苗字 or 名字, or Kamei/家名), Other Clans and Families

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