Pen name: Reinan-shitsu. He practiced Zen under Kokan Soho in Myoshin-ji monastery. He became the abbot of Seiken-ji in Shizuoka in 1917. He became the secretary general of the Myoshin-ji branch in 1932. He was selected to be the chief abbot of Myoshin-ji in 1952 and stayed for 17 years. He built up a strong reputation as a prominent chief abbot.