Distinguished himself in the war of Heiji Era (1159) and was appointed Lord of Etchu Province (Toyama Prefecture). When Yoshinaka Kiso threatened to invade Kyoto (July, 1183), he accompanied Emperor Antoku to western Japan. Defeated Yukiie Minamoto in Harima. Province (Hyogo Prefecture) in November the same year, recovering Bizen (Okayama Prefecture) and Harima provinces. He killed himself by leaping into the sea in the Dannoura Battle.