The Mōri clan (毛利氏 Mōri-shi) was a family of daimyō, descended from Ōe no Hiromoto and established themselves in Aki Province. This article is about the mountain in Japan For the historical Haida chief in the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia see Koyah. ( plural mon) also,, and, are Japanese heraldic symbols Mon may refer to any symbol while This is a list of Japanese Clans The ancient clans ( Gōzoku) mentioned in the Nihon Shoki and Kojiki lost their political The ( were powerful territorial lords who ruled most of Japan from their vast hereditary land holdings Ōe no Hiromoto (大江広元 1148-1225 was a Kuge (court noble and vassal of Japan 's Kamakura shogunate, and contributed to establishing the or Geishū (芸州 was a province in the Chūgoku region of western Honshū, comprising the western part of what is today Hiroshima Prefecture Their name was derived from a shōen in Mōri, Aikō District, Sagami Province. A was a field or manor in Japan. The Japanese term comes from the Tang dynasty Chinese term Zhuangyuan. was an old province of Japan. It occupied most of the area that is today Kanagawa prefecture, but present-day Yokohama and Kawasaki, now part of Kanagawa The generation of Hiromoto began to name themselves Mōri.
After the Jōkyū War, Mōri was appointed to the jitō office of a shoen in Aki Province. also known as the Jōkyū Disturbance, was fought in Japan between the forces of Retired Emperor Go-Toba and those of the Hōjō clan, Jito (地頭 Jitō were medieval land stewards in Japan, especially in the Kamakura and Muromachi Shogunates Appointed by the During the Kamakura period Mōri was one of prominent Gokenin family due to the fame of their ancestor Hiromoto. The is a period of Japanese history that marks the governance by the Kamakura Shogunate, officially established in 1192 by the first Kamakura Shogun At the end of Kamakura Shogunate, Mōri was distant from the Shogunate and showed a favorable attitude to Ashikaga Takauji. was the founder and 1st Shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate. His rule began in 1338 beginning the Muromachi period of Japan, and ended with
In the Sengoku period, Mōri Motonari succeeded to expand their power to the whole Aki province and then other neighboring provinces. was a prominent daimyō in the west Chūgoku region of Japan during the Sengoku period of the 16th century In his generation, Mōri became the daimyo from a local Gokenin.
After a struggle between Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who led his army as a general of Oda Nobunaga, the two sides made peace and Mohri remained as a daimyo who kept five provinces in Chūgoku. ( June 23, 1534 &ndash June 21, 1582) was a major Daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history The or is the westernmost region of Honshū, the largest Island of Japan. In 1600 Mōri Terumoto led the West Army in the Battle of Sekigahara nominally. Mōri Terumoto (毛利 輝元 January 22, 1553 &ndash April 27, 1625) was the son of Mōri Takamoto, fought against Toyotomi Background and pretext Even though Toyotomi Hideyoshi unified Japan and consolidated his power following the Siege of Odawara in 1590 his ill-fated The West Army lost the battle and the Mōri clan lost three eastern provinces and moved their capital from Hiroshima to currentday Hagi, Yamaguchi. The Japanese city of ( is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshū, the largest of Japan 's is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan and was incorporated as a city on July 1, 1932. The newer fief, Mōri han consisted in two provinces: Nagato province and Suo province. The, or domains, were the Fiefs of Feudal Lords of Japan that were created by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and existed until their often called, was a province of Japan. It was at the extreme western end of Honshū, in the area that is today Yamaguchi prefecture. Suō was also the Japanese name for Suao Yilan, Taiwan was a province of Japan in the area that is today the eastern part of Derived from the former, Mōri han was referred often Chōshū han. The was a Feudal domain of Japan during the Edo period (1603-1867 occupying the whole of modern day Yamaguchi Prefecture.
After Meiji Restoration the system of han and daimyo was abolished. The, also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japan 's political and social structure Mōri was titled as duke. A duke is a member of the Nobility, historically of highest rank below the Sovereign, and historically controlled a Duchy or a Dukedom
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