Kazunori was a retainer of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and served Hashiba Hidenaga. He was granted use of the Toyotomi name by Hideyoshi and given Kita no shô in Echizen, for a time serving Kobayakawa Hideaki when the latter was transferred there in 1598. In 1600 he sided with Ishida Mitsunari in the Sekigahara Campaign and following the Tokugawa victory, Kazunori sent an apology to Tokugawa Ieyasu through Maeda Toshinaga. His lands were nonetheless confiscated and shortly afterwards he fell ill and died.
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005