Hakuin was born in Suruga Province (present Shizuoka Prefecture) in 1866.
His real given name was Keizaburo.
Hakuin is a pseudonym.
In 1883, when he was 17 years old, he went to Kyoto and became a disciple
of Tanomura Chokunyu, master Nanga style painter.
Hakuin called himself "Tanomura Hakuin" in these days.
After he married in 1900, he called himself "Tanaka Hakuin" because
the surname of his wife was Tanaka.
Hakuin was good at painting landscape views in the Nanga style very similar
to Tanomura Chikuden and Chokunyu.
Later, Hakuin established a private painting school in Hofu city of Yamaguchi
Prefecture and caltivated many pupils.
He deceased in the 9th year of the Showa era at the age of 69.
highest Value = about US$ 22 thousand