Lifespan: Bunmei 16 (1484) to 4/13 of Tenbun 4 (1535)
Rank: bushō; lord of Ago Castle
Father: Asakura Tsunekage
Siblings: Kagemoto, Soshin Shōetsu
Wife: Kita-dono (eldest daughter of Asakura Sadakage)
In 1506, he led a contingent of 3,800 soldiers in battle against uprisings by monks of the Ikkō sect from Kaga. Under the command of Asakura Norikage (Sōteki), Kagemoto joined in the Battle of Kuzuryūgawa against the monks. The Asakura army totaled from 8,000 to 16,000 men, against as many as 30,000 warrior monks. The opposing armies confronted one another across the Kuzuryū River. Early in the conflict, Norikage launched a surprise nighttime raid by crossing the river to attack the enemy. The plan succeeded, with the Ikkō sect combatants retreating to Kaga. The energized troops destroyed the monks’ quarters in Yoshizaki in Echizen while en route to their home base.
In 1517, the Henmi clan launched a rebellion in neighboring Wakasa Province. Kagemoto joined Norikage on a deployment to look after Takahama Castle in the Ōi District of Wakasa. Takahama stood in a strategic location on the end of a peninsula overlooking Takahama Bay. In 1525, Kagemoto led reinforcements to Mino Province to support Toki Yoritake in an internal conflict. He advanced to Inabayama to suppress the rebellion.