Murashige was a Daimyô of Settsu who clashed with the Wada before joining Oda Nobunaga. He rebelled in 1578 and held out in Itami for a year before fleeing. He disappeared into the Môri's domain, where he may have died a year or so later. Murashige was a noted tea master (one of Sen no Rikyu's Seven Disciples) and a Christian.
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005