Kikkawa clan (吉川氏 Kikkawa-shi ) was a samurai clan of Japan's Sengoku period. The most famous member of the clan is likely Kikkawa Motoharu (1530-1586), one of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's generals, who was adopted into the family. Along with the Kobayakawa clan, the Kikkawa played an important role in Hideyoshi's Kyūshū Campaign (1586-7), and later became daimyo in Izumo province and Iwakuni after that.
Clan members of note
- Kikkawa Tsuneie (d. 1581)
- Kikkawa Motoharu (1530-1586) - General under Hideyoshi; died in Kyūshū Campaign
- Kikkawa Motonaga (1547-1587) - Son of Motoharu
- Kikkawa Hiroie (1561-1625) - Son of Motoharu; Daimyo of Izumo and later Iwakuni
- Kikkawa Hiromasa - Son of Motoharu
- Yoshikawa Koretari (1616-1694) - also known as Kikkawa Koretari; Shintō philosopher
- Kikkawa Reika (1875-1929) - Yamato-e painter
- Frederic, Louis (2002). "Japan Encyclopedia." Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
- Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.
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