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Rokkaku clan

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The Rokkaku kamon.
  • Japanese: 六角家 (Rokkaku-ke)

The Rokkaku were descended from the Sasaki family (by whose name they are occasionally referred). They were powerful in Ômi Province into the 16th Century and played a role in the struggles for power around Kyoto in the wake of the Ônin War. They competed with the Asai and opposed Oda Nobunaga in 1568. Nobunaga took Kannoji castle and by 1570 the Rokkaku had fallen as daimyô.

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