Honda clan (Satsuma)
The Honda of Satsuma province claimed descent from Kammu Heishi's 7th son. Originally from the eastern provinces, they came to serve the Shimazu family when that clan was established at the end of the 12th Century. They were not directly connected to the Honda of Mikawa Province, although some relation has been suggested.
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005