Born in 1785 the eldest son of Takahashi Yo'emon of the Takane-ya in Ôchô village (on the island of Ôsaki Shimojima in the Inland Sea), he studied as a child under Takahashi Kakumon of the Okazaki-ya, and later under Rai Kyôhei. He later relocated to Sakai, where he became a student of Liu Yuangao.
He died on 1854/9/27.
- Kimura Yoshisato 木村吉聡 (ed.), Ryukyu shisetsu no Edo nobori to Mitarai 琉球使節の江戸上りと御手洗, Shiomachi kankô kôryû Center 潮待ち館観光交流センター (2001), 87.