Asakura Clan

Asakura Clan

The Asakura clan (朝倉氏, Asakura-shi?) are descendants of Prince Kusakabe (662-689), son of Emperor Temmu (631-686).

The family was a line of daimyō (feudal lords) which, along with the Azai clan, opposed Oda Nobunaga in the late 16th century. They were defeated by Nobunaga at the battle of Anegawa in 1570, and all but eliminated when their home castle of Ichijōdani was taken three years later.

Read more about Asakura Clan:  Asakura of Note

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