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The Seiwa Genji (清和源氏) were the most successful and powerful of the many branch families of the Minamoto clan. Many of the most famous Minamoto warriors, including Minamoto no Yoritomo, the founder of the Kamakura shogunate, were descended from this line. The family is named after Emperor Seiwa, grandfather of Minamoto no Tsunemoto, patriarch of the Seiwa Genji. Minamoto (源) was an honorary surname bestowed by the Emperors of Japan of the Heian Period to their sons and grandsons after accepting them as royal subjects. ... Statue of Minamoto no Yoritomo at Nikko Toshogu; he is depicted wearing court dress typical of the Heian period. ... The Kamakura shogunate (鎌倉幕府) was a feudal military dictatorship ruled by the shoguns from 1185 to 1333. ... Emperor Seiwa (清和天皇) (Third month, 25th day, 850 - Twelfth month, 4th day, 880) was the 56th imperial ruler of Japan. ...


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References

  • Sansom, George (1958). 'A History of Japan to 1334'. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.

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The Seiwa Genji[?] line proved to be the most strong and dominant Minamoto line during the late Heian period with Minamoto no Yoritomo eventually forming the Kamakura Shogunate and becoming shogun in 1192.
Also, it is from the Seiwa Genji line that the later Ashikaga - founders of the Ashikaga Shogunate, Nitta[?], and Takeda[?] clans come.
The protagonist of the classical Japanese novel The Tale of Genji, Hikaru no Genji, was bestowed the name Minamoto for political reasons by his father, the emperor, and was delegated to civilian life and a career as an imperial officer.
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The Seiwa Genji[?] line proved to be the most strong and dominant Minamoto line during the late Heian period with Minamoto no Yoritomo eventually forming the Kamakura Shogunate and becoming shogun in 1192.
Also, it is from the Seiwa Genji line that the later Ashikaga - founders of the Ashikaga Shogunate, Nitta[?], and Takeda[?] clans come.
The protagonist of the classical Japanese novel The Tale of Genji, Hikaru no Genji, was bestowed the name Minamoto for political reasons by his father, the emperor, and was delegated to civilian life and a career as an imperial officer.
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