Mononobe Clan

  • First Ruler: –
  • Final Ruler: –
  • Dissolution: –
  • For a full list of Clans: See Japanese Clans.

Mononobe Clan

The Mononobe Clan (物部氏) are known to have made up the Imperial Guard.

During the reign of Emperor Kinmei this Clan and the Nakatomi Clan opposed the adoption of Buddhism, despite Soga no Iname wishing for it to be adopted.

By the time of Emperor Sushun the clan led then by Mononobe no Moriya wished to place a different person upon the throne. However, the Clan lost to the Soga Clan and so Sushun was placed upon the throne.

Members of the House


1. Martin, P. (1997) “The Chrysanthemum Throne” Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.

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Mononobe Clan