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15 Mar 2002
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The Late Hojo

The Late Hōjō clan (後北条氏 Go-Hōjō-shi) were powerful regional lords at the end of the Muromachi Period (1333-1568) and in the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1568-1600) and must not be confused with the warrior family by the same name who were hereditary regents (執権 shikken) of the Kamakura shogunate in the Kamakura Period (1185-1333). Founded by Hōjō Sōun, the family was based in Odawara (modern-day Kanagawa Prefecture) and ruled as sengoku daimyō over the provinces of Sagami and Musashi until they were destroyed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1590.

Late Hōjō Geneology

  • Hōjō Sōun (北條早雲, 1432–1519)
  • Hōjō Ujitsuna (北条氏綱, 1487–1541), son of Sōun
  • Hōjō Ujiyasu (北条氏康, 1515–1571), son of Ujitsuna...
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