Ingen ［隠元］ (1592–1673) (; Chin Yin-yüan): Also known as Ryūki or Ingen Ryūki. The founder of the Ōbaku school of Zen in Japan. Ingen is the Japanese reading of his Chinese name. Born in China, he entered the Zen (Ch’an) center at Mount Huang-po ( Ōbaku) in 1620 and studied there under Zen Master Chien-yüan. In 1654 he went to Japan at the request of Itsunen (Chin I-jan), another Chinese priest who had gone to Japan in 1644. Ingen preached at Kōfuku-ji and other temples, and won the respect of both the Tokugawa shogunate and the imperial court. The shogunate gave him a manor at Uji, Kyoto, where he founded Mampuku-ji temple in 1661. He established the Ōbaku school by incorporating the practice of Nembutsu into the teachings of the Rinzai school of Zen.