Yoshifusa succeeded Hatakeyama Yoshimoto in 1514. To consolidate his power over Noto Province he reinforced Nanao castle, where he established himself in 1526. He was best known for acting as a patron to scholars and invited various scholars from Kyoto to come and lecture at Nanao. A capable leader, the Noto Hatakeyama enjoyed a period of relative stability under his rule.
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005