Uda Genji

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Uda Genji
宇多源氏
Sasaki jinja01s2400.jpg
Sasaki Shrine, shrine of the Uda Genji
Home province Ōmi
Izumo
others
Parent house Minamoto clan
Titles Various
Founder Minamoto no Masazane
Founding year 10th century
Cadet branches Sasaki clan
Rokkaku clan
Kyōgoku clan
Kutsugi clan
Kuroda clan
Oki clan
Enya clan
Toda clan
Takaoka clan
Koshi clan
Sase clan
Nogi clan
others

The Uda Genji (宇多源氏?) were the successful and powerful line of a Japanese Minamoto clan that were descended from Emperor Uda (宇多天皇). Many of the famous Minamoto warriors, including Sasaki clan (佐々木氏), also known as Daimyō Kyōgoku clan (京極氏); Sasaki Nariyori (佐々木成頼), the founder of the Ōmi Genji clan (近江源氏); and Sasaki Yoshikiyo (佐々木義清), the founder of the Izumo Genji clan (出雲源氏) belong to this line. The family is named after Emperor Uda, grandfather of Minamoto no Masazane (源雅信), patriarch of the Uda Genji (宇多源氏).

Emperor Uda was father of Imperial Prince Atsumi (敦實親王 Atsumi Shinnō) (892-966) - father of Minamoto no Masazane (源雅信) (920-993), founder of the Uda Genji, from whom the Uda Genji is descended. Many samurai families of Ōmi and Izumo Province belong to this line and had used "Minamoto" clan name in official records, including Sasaki clan, Rokkaku clan, Kyōgoku clan, Kutsugi clan, Kuroda clan, Oki clan, Enya clan, Toda clan, Takaoka clan, Koshi clan, Sase clan, Nogi clan, etc. The Shinto shrine connected closely with the clan is known as the Sasaki Shrine (沙沙貴神社 Sasaki Jinja).

Family tree[edit]

(Sumitate-Yotsumeyui),
The Crest of the Rokkaku clan
(Yotsumeyui), The mon of the Kyogoku clan
Emperor Uda(867-931)
                                  ┃
                                 Prince Atsumi(893-967)
                                  ┃
                                 Minamoto no Masazane(920-993)
                                  ┃
                                 Sukenori(951-998)
                                  ┃
                                 Nariyori(976-1003)
                                  ┃
                                 Noritsune(1000-1058)
                                  ┃
                                 Sasaki TsunekataSasaki TametoshiSasaki Hideyoshi(1112–1184)
                                  ┣━━━━━━┳━━━━━━━┳━━━━━━━┳━━━━━┓
                                Sadatsuna   Tsunetaka   Moritsuna   Takatsuna    Yoshikiyo
 ┏━━━━━━┳━━━━━┳━━━━━┫          ┃            ┃             ┃         ┣━━━━━┓
Hirotsuna  Sadashige  Hirosada  Nobutsuna    Takashige    Kaji Nobuzane  Shigetuna  Masayoshi  Yasukiyo
 ┏━━━━━━┳━━━━━━━━━━━╋━━━━━━━━┓                       ┏━━━━━┳━━━━━┫
Shigetsuna Takanobu Rokkaku Yasutsuna Kyogoku Ujinobu                  Yoriyasu Yoshiyasu Muneyasu

References[edit]

  • Tōin Kinsada (14th century).'Sonpi Bunmyaku' (新編纂圖本朝尊卑分脈系譜雜類要集)
  • Hanawa Hokiichi (1793). 'Gunshoruiju' (群書類従)
  • Sansom, George (1958). 'A History of Japan to 1334'. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

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