The Honda clan
) is a Japanese family that claims descent from the medieval court noble Fujiwara no Kanemichi
. The family settled in Mikawa
and served the Matsudaira clan
as retainers. Later, when the main Matsudaira family became the Tokugawa clan
, the Honda rose in prestige. The clan includes thirteen branches who had daimyō
status, and forty-five who had hatamoto
status. Arguably the most famous member of the Honda clan was the 16th century samurai general Honda Tadakatsu
. Two of the major branches of the clan claim descent from Tadakatsu, or his close relative Honda Masanobu
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