Miyoshi clan

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Japanese family descended from Emperor Seiwa (850–880) and the Minamoto clan (Seiwa-Genji).

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Settsu Province

Province of Japan, which today comprises the southeastern part of Hyōgo Prefecture and the northern part of Osaka Prefecture.

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Settsu Province highlighted

During the Sengoku period, the Miyoshi clan ruled Settsu and its neighbors, Izumi and Kawachi, until they were conquered by Oda Nobunaga.

Ogasawara clan

Japanese samurai clan descended from the Seiwa Genji.

According to some theories, the Miyoshi clan and the Mizukami clan were descendants of the Ogasawara clan.

Sengoku period

Period in Japanese history of near-constant civil war and social upheaval from 1467–1615.

Japan in 1570
Japan in the late 16th century
Gun workman, Sakai, Osaka
Ōzutsu (Big Gun)

Other notable examples include the supplanting of the Hosokawa clan by the Miyoshi, the Toki by the Saitō, and the Shiba clan by the Oda clan, which was in turn replaced by its underling, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a son of a peasant with no family name.

Iwanari Tomomichi

Japanese samurai of the 16th century.

Portrait of Iwanari Tomomichi from Utagawa Yoshiiku's Heroes of the Taiheiki

Also known as Ishinari Tomomichi (石成友通), he was a senior retainer of the Miyoshi clan.

Miyoshi Yoshitsugu

Miyoshi Yoshitsugu

Miyoshi Yoshitsugu (三好 義継), adopted son of Nagayoshi, was a samurai of the Sengoku period who was practically the last head of Miyoshi clan, daimyō of Kawachi Province of Japan.

Sogō Kazumasa

Samurai in armor in the 1860s; hand-colored photograph by Felice Beato

Sogō Kazumasa (十河 一存), other name Sogō Kazunari (十河 和也), fourth son of Miyoshi Motonaga, was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period who was a member of Miyoshi clan, daimyō of Kawachi Province.

Miyoshi Yoshikata

Miyoshi Yoshikata

Miyoshi Yoshikata (三好 義賢), other name Miyoshi Yukiyasu (三好 之康), second son of Miyoshi Motonaga, was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period, who served the Miyoshi clan.

Shōryūji Castle

Castle in Nagaokakyō, Kyoto, Japan.

Shōryūji Castle
Earthen wall of Shōryūji Castle

During the Ōnin War, this castle was used as a castle of the western alliance and became occupied by Iwanari Tomomichi, a daimyō of the Miyoshi clan, during the Sengoku period.

Iimoriyama Castle

Sengoku period mountain-top castle in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

View from Honkuruwa base
Honkuruwa base
Stone wall of Honkuruwa base

It was the original base of power for the Miyoshi clan.

Kishiwada Castle

Japanese castle located in the city of Kishiwada, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

Reconstructed tenshu of Kishiwada Castle
Tenshu of Kishiwada Castle
Gate of Honmaru (there were a total of 15 gates)
Reconstitution model of Kishiwada Castle

In the early 15th century, the Miyoshi clan (from Awa Province) invaded and defeated the Hosokawa clan and their proxies, and became rulers over a large portion of the Kansai region.