In 1352, Yoshimune led a force from Echigo Province to contribute to the loyalist efforts to drive the Shogun, Ashikaga Takauji, from the city of Kyoto; then capital of the Northern Court. He defeated Takauji in a number of short engagements, but was eventually driven back to a place called Kotesashi-hara, and then to Echigo.
- Sansom, George (1961). A History of Japan: 1334-1615, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
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