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|Parent house||Taira clan|
|Final ruler||Miura Yoshimoto|
|Ruled until||1516, Siege of Arai|
|Cadet branches||Ashina clan|
The Miura family (三浦氏 Miura-shi?) was one of the branch families descended from the Minamoto clan. They held large fiefs, and great political influence. They were one of the primary opponents of the Hōjō family of regents, in the mid-13th century, and again at the beginning of the 16th. It remains a common family name in Japan today.
The Miura clan supported Minamoto no Yoritomo in the foundation of the Kamakura shogunate, but were later annihilated by Hōjō Tokiyori in 1247. However, the family name was reassigned to a supporter of the Hōjō clan, and the Miura continued to rule Miura Peninsula through the Muromachi period until their defeat at Arai Castle in a 1516 attack by Hōjō Sōun.
Members of the Miura clan
- Miura Yasumura – member of Council of State, and signer of Jōei Formulary
- Miura Yoshiaki – grandfather to Minamoto no Yoshihira
- Miura Yoshizumi – ally to Minamoto no Yoshitsune at the Battle of Dan-no-ura, 1185
- Miura Yoshimura – a Minamoto ally during the Jōkyū War of 1221
- Miura Yoshiatsu - his son was Miura Yoshimoto, who committed suicide during the Siege of Arai:208
- Miura Yoshitomo – the son of Miura Yoshiaki. Both are said to have committed seppuku in 1516 when the Arai castle was stormed, with Yoshimoto decapitating himself.
- Miura Tsunesaburō - a rookie of Shinsengumi. Being new and did not comprehend Kondō Isami's wish, he killed former captain Tōdō Heisuke.
- Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. Cassell & Co. p. 200. ISBN 1854095234.
- Sansom, George (1958). A History of Japan to 1334. Stanford University Press. p. 303. ISBN 0804705232.
- Louis, Capa Thomas; Ito, Tommy (2008). Samurai: The Code of the Warrior. Sterling Publishing Company. ISBN 978-1-4027-6312-0.
- Bryant, Anthony J.; McBride, Angus (1994). Samurai 1550-1600. Warrior series 7. Osprey Publishing. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-85532-345-2.
cut off his own head in 1516
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