Like other clans descended from the Minamoto, a name change occurred after a piece of land.

Minamoto no Yoshikiyo (1075-?)

As a member of the Minamoto Clan, Yoshikiyo would be given Kai Province from his father, who was given it by his father-in-law Taira no Kiyomori.

Takeda Yoshikiyo (?-1149)

Takeda (武田): (Japanese) bamboo field, after the domain in Hitachi Province.

The descendants of Yoshikiyo would become a prominent military family. The most notable member was Takeda Shingen.


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