Hogen was born in Tokushima Prefecture.
His real given name was Mitsuhide.
His pseudonyms are Hogen, Chigyu and Mokushi-An.
First, Hogen studied the Sumiyoshi style painting under Mori Gyoen.
Later, he went to Tokyo and became a disciple of Hashimoto Gaho.
He improved painting skills belonging to the group of the Futaba-Kai.
Hogen was accepted for the Futaba-Kai Exhibitions for several times.