Soho Takuan

沢庵 宗彭
A Zen Buddhist monk specifically representative of the Rinzai sect. In 1610 he was appointed as abbot of the main temple Daitokuji. Takuan is known for his brute honesty and meticulously perceptive personality which was sought after by monks swordsmen and politicians alike such as Tokugawa Iemitsu and GoMizunoo. Takuan039s shared correspondence with Yagy Munenori was captured in a treatise called quotThe Unfettered Mind.quot Takuan helps capture Takezo and later renames him as Miyamoto Musashi setting him free to travel and evolve as a person.