Arishige Kanamori served, in turn, first to Nobunaga Oda, then Hideyoshi Toyotomi and lastly Ieyasu Tokugawa. He distinguished himself as a brave warrior at the battle of Sekigahara (1600) when he assaulted and carried the Gunjo Castle at Mino, (Gifu Prefecture), and then again at the battle of Osaka-jin (1614-15) when he bravely defended Kishiwada Castle. He later became Lord of Takayama Castle, Hida (Gifu Prefecture). Was a pupil of Sen-no-Rikyu and became a master of tea ceremony.
Arishige Kanamori was the son-in-law of Nagachika.