Asakura Takakage (1493-1546)

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Takakage succeeded his father Sadakage in 1512 and was a successful daimyô, expanding Asakura influence while enhancing Echizen's growing cultural status. He is said to have formally enacted the famous '17-Article Code' of Toshikage. He sent troops to aid the struggling Toki of Mino province in 1518 and aided the Asai of Ômi in their bid to throw off the authority of the Kyogoku and supported them against the Rokkaku.