Takayoshi served Takeda Shingen. While not a retainer of high rank, Takayoshi attracted Shingen's attention for his bravery in combat and his skill with bow and arrow. A veteran of the fighting for Shiga in 1547, he was killed in close combat with the Murakami at Toishii in 1550, his death coming as a blow to Shingen (who had reportedly advised his younger retainers to 'be like Yokota Bitchû.').
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005