- Japanese: 秋月氏 (Akizuki-shi)
The Akizuki were established in Chikuzen province around 1190 by Minamoto Yoritomo. They supported the Southern Court during the Nambokucho Period and during the Sengoku Period contested the Ôtomo's advances. Following Toyotomi Hideyoshi's 1587 invasion of Kyushu (which the Akizuki also resisted, albeit briefly) they were confirmed in their fief. The Akizuki were moved to Hyûga in 1590 and remained there into the Edo Period.
|Members of the Akizuki clan|
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005