Kokai Tōryū (1780-1853) was a Soto Zen priest of the late Edo period. At the age of 14, he was ordained as a monk at Chofuku-ji Temple in Echigo under the priesthood of Ryozan Zento, and later succeeded to the Dharma of Gaikai Yoshishige. He later became the second generation of Gotokuji Temple in Musashi, after having studied at Daishoji Temple in Shinano and Jyoanji Temple in Shima. He excelled in calligraphy, painting, and waka poetry. He is the author of “Hekiganroku Note” and “Eihei ha Bodeshin Bengai”.