Arima clan

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The Arima clan (有馬氏, Arima-shi) is a Japanese kin group.[1]



The clan claims descent from the Akamatsu clan and from the Murakami-Genji.[1]

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Hizen Arima[edit]

The Hizen Arima family crest

The Arima clan based in Hizen claims descent from Fujiwara Sumitomo.[2]

In the Shimabara Rebellion, former Arima vassals, many Christian, made one of the most significant threats to Tokugawa rule.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c d Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Arima," Nobiliare du Japon, pp. 2-3 [PDF 6-7 of 80]; retrieved 2013-5-5.
  2. ^ a b c Papinot, (2003). "Arima," Nobiliare du Japon, p. 3 [PDF 7 of 80]; retrieved 2013-5-5.