List of Kuge families

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The List of Kuge families were the high level bureaucrats and nobles (kuge) in the Japanese Imperial court.[1]

The kuge along with the daimyō made up the nobility (kazoku) of post-Meiji Restoration Japan. The kazoku was abolished shortly after World War II.

This list is based on the lineage of the family (the clan from which the family derives, such as the Fujiwara, Minamoto, or Taira) and the kakaku (rank).

Fujiwara clan[edit]

The Fujiwara four families (藤原四家) were branches established by the four sons of Fujiwara no Fuhito[2]

(in order of creation)

Sekke(摂家)[4]

The above are collectively known as the Five regent houses.

Seigake(清華家)

Daijinke(大臣家)

Urinke(羽林家)

Meika(名家)

Hanke(半家)

Minamoto clan (Genji)[edit]

Seigake

Daijinke

Urinke

Hanke

Taira clan (Heishi)[edit]

Meika

Hanke

Other[edit]

Hanke

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kuge" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 570.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Fuhito" at p. 202.
  3. ^ a b c d Brinkley, Frank and Dairoku Kikuchi. (1915). A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era, p. 203., p. 203, at Google Books; excerpt, "Muchimaro's home, being in the south (nan) of the capital, was called Nan-ke; Fusazaki's, being in the north (hoku), was termed Hoku-ke; Umakai's was spoken of as Shiki-ke, since he presided over the Department of Ceremonies (shiki), and Maro's went by the name of Kyō-ke, this term also having reference to his office."
  4. ^ Nussbaum, "Go-sekke" at p. 260.
  5. ^ Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Ichijō," Nobiliare du Japon, p. 13; retrieved 2013-8-13.
  6. ^ Papinot, (2003). "Konoe," Nobiliare du Japon, p. 24; retrieved 2013-8-13.
  7. ^ Papinot, (2003). "Kujō" at p. 25; retrieved 2013-8-13.
  8. ^ Papinot, (2003). "Nijō" at p. 42; retrieved 2013-8-13.
  9. ^ Papinot, (2003). "Takatsukasa" at p. 58; retrieved 2013-8-13.