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After his father was killed by the Motoyama clan in 1508, Kunichika was raised by the aristocrat Ichijō Husaie in Tosa Province. Kunichika was reconciled with the Motoya clan and gathered strength. Kunichika won the Motoyama clan in 1560 and died soon after, and was succeeded by his son, Chōsokabe Motochika.
In popular culture
In Shogun 2, it is said that Kunichika jumped off an imperial palace as a dare, and lived.