Name Translation: "Spring Breeze"
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Koeu Keiji . Assigned to Desdiv 5 (ASAKAZE, HARUKAZE, MATSUKAZE, HATAKAZE), Desron 5, Third Fleet. Flagship of Comdesdiv 5, Commander Nomaguchi Kanetomo .
26-29 November 1941:
Desdiv 5 steamed with Desron 5 from Terashima Strait to Mako (Pescadores).
Departed Mako, then with Aparri (Philippines) invasion force. Minor damage: in air attack due to near-miss.
Desdiv 5 with Lingayen invasion force.
31 December 1941-18 January 1942:
Escorted troop convoys from Formosa to Singora (Malaya) and back.
Desdiv 5 escorted troop convoy from Formosa to Camranh Bay.
Desdiv 5 with Western Java invasion force.
1 March: Battle of Sunda Strait
Contributed torpedoes to spreads that helped sink HMAS PERTH and USS HOUSTON (CA-30). Minor damage: to bridge, engine room and rudder: three dead and 15 injured.
Desron 5 deactivated; Desdiv 5 reassigned to First Southern Expeditionary Force, Southwest Area Fleet.
Desdiv 5 escorted convoy from Java to Singapore, then docked for repairs.
19 March-14 April:
Escorted troop convoys from Singapore to Penang and Rangoon and back.
Departed Singapore, then French Indochina-area convoy escort duties.
Departed Surabaya, escorting troop convoy to Rabaul.
Lieutenant Commander Koeu (to C.O. NUMAKAZE) relieved by Lieutenant (s.g.) Morimoto Yoshihisa .
Lieutenant Morimoto promoted to Lieutenant Commander. Departed Ambon, escorting troop convoy to Western New Guinea.
Heavy damage: hit mine in Surabaya's North Channel: bow severed.
17 November 1942-2 May 1943:
Emergency repairs at Surabaya.
25 February 1943:
Desdiv 5 deactivated; reassigned to 1st Surface Escort Division, Southwest Area Fleet.
Designated "reserve ship."
Steamed from Surabaya to Kure, then docked for repairs.
Reassigned to Kure Naval District.
Departed Kure, escorting convoy to Palau.
23 September-9 October:
Escorted Aobasan Maru and Mayasan Maru from Palau to Ujina.
Lieutenant Commander Morimoto (later C.O. KAYA) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Fukuyama Tsuyoshi  (prev. C.O, MINAZUKI).
Escorted convoy from Saeki to Palau.
1-12 January 1944:
Escorted convoy from Palau to Ujina.
25 January-5 February:
Escorted convoy from Moji to Palau.
18 February-1 March:
Escorted convoys between Palau and Formosa.
Escorted Convoy HI-55 from Moji to Takao.
28 April-2 May:
Escorted convoy from Takao to Manila.
Escorted convoy from Moji to Takao.
Joined and escorted convoy into Manila from Miri, Borneo.
Escorted Convoy Mata No. 30 from Manila to Takao; on 24th possibly sank USS SHARK (SS-314) with depth charges.
Medium damage: torpedoed by USS SAILFISH (SS-192) in Luzon Strait.
10 January 1945:
Attached to First Escort Fleet, General Escort Command.
Medium damage: in attack by aircraft of TF 38 near Mako; later towed to Japan.
Arrived Sasebo, then docked for repairs.
Designated "reserve ship," then in Sasebo, unrepaired, through end of war.
10 November 1945:
Removed from Navy List. Later used as breakwater in Kyoto Prefecture.