Yoshitake was a retainer of the Môri of Aki province. He served with Kodama Narikata as an admiral in the Môri navy. He participated in the transportation of the main Môri attack force to Miyajima during the Battle of Miyajima (Itsukushima) in 1555. He was also active in many ocean battles along the Buzen and Chikuzen coasts.
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005