Isshiki clan

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Isshiki clan
Home provinceMikawa
Parent houseAshikaga clan (Seiwa Genji)
FounderAshikaga Kōshin
Founding year14th century

Isshiki clan (一色氏, Isshiki-shi) is a Japanese kin group of the Sengoku period.[1]


The clan claimed descent from the Seiwa-Genji. The clan was founded by Ashikaga Kōshin (died 1330) who the son of Ashikaga Yasuuji (1216-1270).[2] Near the end of the 13th century, the Isshiki were established as head of Isshiki Domain in Mikawa Province;[1] and the name dates from this time.

The Isshiki held prominent offices in the bureaucracy of the Ashikaga shogunate.[1] The Isshiki were one of four clans with the right to be head (bettō) of the Samurai-dokoro or war department.[3]

After, the Isshiki were military governors of the province of Tango since 1336. In 1575, Oda Nobunaga confirmed their Tango Province.[4]

The family lost its domains during the wars of the Sengoku period.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Isshiki," Nobiliare du Japon, p. 16; retrieved 2013-5-25.
  2. ^ Sesko, Markus. Legends and Stories Around the Japanese Sword, p. 64.
  3. ^ De Benneville, James Seguin. (1916). Tales of the Samurai: Oguri Hangwan Ichidaik, p. 136 note.
  4. ^ a b c Rowley, Gene. (2013). An Imperial Concubine's Tale, p. 27.
  5. ^ Ōta, Gyūichi. (2011). The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga, p. 140.
  6. ^ Sansom, George (1961). A History of Japan, 1334-1615. Stanford University Press. p. 90-91. ISBN 0804705259.