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- For a full list of Clans: See Japanese Clans.
The Abe Clan (安倍氏) is one of the various Clans of Japan.
This particular clan finds itself in two different areas of Japan. (This could make it difficult in piecing together which ‘family’ of Abe they are a part of)
The next family claimed descent from a man known as ‘Abi‘ who was the elder brother of the Chieftain Nagasunehiko. He was a man who resisted the conquest of Emperor Jimmu. This particular family rose to power in Northern Honshu in the mid-Heian Period.1
The Earlier Nine Years War was was begun by Abe no Yoritoki after he decided to invade neighboring territories and stop paying taxes. He was eventually defeated in 1057, though his sons continued the fight.1
1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.
2. Martin, P. (1997) “The Chrysanthemum Throne” Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.
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