Dates of birth and death unknown. One of the dōbōshū, the priest-artists' guild in the service of the Muromachi Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa. In spite of the fact that he was from a lowly social class called kawaramono, he was superior at making gardens and was praised as the best gardener in Japan. He took part in building gardens such as the one at the Muromachidono palace of the Ashikaga Shogunate (in Kyoto, though no longer surviving) and the one at Daijōin temple in Nara.
Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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