Nabeshima clan

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The Nabeshima kamon.
  • Japanese: 鍋島(Nabeshima-shi)

The Nabeshima of Hizen province were descended from the Shôni and during the sengoku period became valued supporters of the Ryûzôji family. When the Ryûzôji went into decline after 1584, Nabeshima Naoshige secured his independence and lived to see his family established as Edo Period daimyô. A Nabeshima retainer, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, would later produce the famous Edo work, Hagekure.