Early life and career
His first action was at the Siege of Odawara, in 1590. In 1593, together with his father, he was granted Fuchu, in Kai Province. Though the Asano family was to be sent to Noto Province as a result of their implication in the alleged treason of Toyotomi Hidetsugu, the good offices of Maeda Toshiie kept them in Kai Province.
Yoshinaga achieved distinction together with his father in 1597, during the Siege of Ulsan, when they held the fortress under the command of Katō Kiyomasa. Though the Asano family was secure following its service under Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Battle of Sekigahara, it would be moved to Wakayama Domain, in Kii Province. The family would again be moved, to Hiroshima Domain, in the early 17th century.
Yoshinaga's three-dimensional battle standard, a gold-plated basketlike object, was well known during the Korean campaign.
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- Biographies of various Azuchi-Momoyama generals, including Asano Yoshinaga
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