Asakura Norikage

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] from Asakura clan.

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. 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.