This large stone commemorates Tonen, a calligrapher, painter, and poet who eventually became the head priest of nearby Enryuin Temple. Tonen was born in Kaike in 1796 and entered Enryuin as a priest in 1806. He compiled the Daisen Miscellany (Daisen zakki), an important historical resource about the region completed in 1846. He passed away in 1861.
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