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Mōri clan

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Mōri clan

Mōri clan (mon)
Home province Sagami

Parent house Imperial House of Japan

Ōe clan (大江氏)
Titles various
Founder Mōri Suemitsu (毛利季光)
Final ruler Mōri Takachika (毛利敬親)
Current head Mōri Motoyoshi (毛利元敬)
Founding year 13th century (first half)
Dissolution still extant
Ruled until 1868, after the Boshin War and during the (Meiji Restoration), Mōri Takachika is the first daimyō to hand over his lands to Emperor Meiji.

The Mōri clan was a group of Japanese samurai that originated from Ōe no Hiromoto, who was a descendant of the Fujiwara clan. One of their most famous members, Mōri Motonari, greatly increased the clan's influence in Aki Province. During the Edo period, Motonari's descendants became daimyō (feudal lords) of the Chōshū Domain under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. However, after the Meiji Restoration, which abolished the han system and daimyō, the Mōri clan became part of the new nobility.[1]

Related pages[change | change source]

  • Ōe no Hiromoto
  • Sagami Province
  • Aki Province
  • Hiroshima Domain
  • Hiroshima Castle
  • Chōshū Domain
  • Ōuchi clan
  • Amago clan
  • Kobayakawa clan
  • Kikkawa clan
  • Hayashi Narinaga

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Far East". University of Michigan. 6 (7). 1875.

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