Kuge

The kuge was a Japanese aristocratic class that dominated the Japanese imperial court in Kyoto. The kuge was important from its establishment as the capital in the late 8th century until the rise of the Shogunate in the 12th century, at which point it was eclipsed by the daimyo. The kuge still provided a weak court around the Emperor right up unti...
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Kuge

Court noble(s).
Found on http://www.samurai-archives.com/vocab.html
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