Ryōkan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death



Japanese Buddhist monk

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1758

Place of Birth: Echigo Province, Japan

Date of Death: 01-Jan-1831

Profession: writer, poet, bhikkhu, calligrapher

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Ryōkan

  • Ryokan Taigu (????) (1758–1831) was a quiet and eccentric Soto Zen Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit.
  • Ryokan is remembered for his poetry and calligraphy, which present the essence of Zen life.
  • He is also known by the name Ryokwan in English.

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