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Konoe clan

The Konoe clan (近衛家 Konoe-ke) was a branch of the Fujiwara family. As one of the five regnet houses, the Konoe clan monopolized the posts of Sessho and Kampaku along with Takatsukasa, Kujo, Nijo and Ichijo clans.

With the support from Taira no Kiyomori, Fujiwara no Motozane founded the clan. Prime Minister Konoe Fumimaro came from this clan.