Buddhist priest of the Myoshin-Ji School of the Rinzai-Shu Sect of Zen
Gukei was born in Nankaibu County of Buzen Province (present Oita Prefecture) at the end of the Samurai period.
At 7 years old, he entered a Buddhist monastery at the Gansho-Ji Temple
In the 5th year of the Meiji era (1873), Gukei went to Uwajima in Shikoku
Island and became a disciple of Sekiseki Tokoku old master.
In the 25th year of the Meiji era (1892), Gukei started living at the Saiko-Ji
Temple in Uwajima.
In the 13th year of the Taisho era (1924), he became the 551st chief priest
of the Myoshin-Ji Temple in Kyoto and also became the minister (Kancho)
of the Myoshin-Ji School.
After he resigned from the position, he moved to the Shoryu-Ji Temple in
He deceased in the 19th year of the Showa era (1944) at the age of 86.