The Kakizaki of Echigo province claimed descent from Nitta Yoshisada. The descendants of one of Yoshisada's sons, Nitta Yoshimune, established themselves at Kakizaki in Echigo. In the early 16th Century, the Kakizaki supported the Jojo clan when they clashed with Nagao Tamekage but came to serve the latter's son, Kagetora (Uesugi Kenshin). They remained in Uesugi service into the Edo Period.
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005