Soga no Umako
(?-626). Political figure of the Yamato Court (ca 4th century - ca mid-7th century). Son of Soga no Iname (d 570), Umako sought to establish the Soga family's dominance through kinship ties with the imperial house and patronage of Buddhism. (see "Soga family")(adapted from Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993)
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