He was most known for his participation in Sieges of Toishi where he together with Sanada Yukitaka fight Murakami Yoshikiyo. he reportedly put a fervent strong drill to his Spear soldier during the sieges, ordered them to consecutively perform a certain maneuver on battlefield, as such if a single line were to be formed with a depth of three-ranks, they would level their spear tips while advancing. however, despite the success of the siege he was killed in the battle
- Inoue, Yasushi. (2006). The Samurai banner of Furin Kazan, p. 7.
- Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. Cassell & Co. p. 212. ISBN 1854095234.
- Stephen Turnbull. Ashigaru 1467-1649.
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