Nobumoto sided with Oda Nobuhide in 1542, having switched his allegiance from the Imagawa family, but soon changing sides once more, to serve under the Matsudaira family. He was assigned Kariya Castle to defend. Oda Nobunaga blamed Nobumoto of selling rice to Akiyama Nobutomo (a rival Takeda officer), in 1576. Tokugawa Ieyasu thus sent Hiraiwa Chikayoshi to kill him. Nobumoto's brother, Mizuno Tadashige then went on to take Nobutomo's place.
- Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.
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