Asakura Norikage

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Asakura.

Asakura Norikage (朝倉 教景?, 1477 – September 23, 1555), also known as Asakura Sōteki (朝倉 宗滴), was a Japanese samurai warrior of the latter Sengoku Period.[1]

Early life[edit]

Norikage was the eighth son of Asakura Toshikage.[citation needed]


In 1506, he led the Asakura against the Ikkō-ikki in the Battle of Kuzuryugawa at the Kuzuryū River. In 1555, another engagement occurred in the Battle of Daishoji-omote.[2]

In 1548, he became a priest and changed his name to Soteki; however, this did not keep him from engaging in war.[citation needed]

He engaged in his last campaign at the age of 79 against Ikkō adherents. He died of natural causes during this campaign.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Asakura Norikage" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 50.
  2. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. Cassell & Co. p. 208,215. ISBN 1854095234.