Taki Kakudai was a Japanese physician and brilliant calligraphist who well versed in the tenets on Buddhism.
Taki Kakudai was born in 1709 in Nagato, Yamaguchi, Japan. He was adopted at an early age by Yosei Taki, a physician belonging to the Hagi Clan (Yamaguchi Prefecture).
He studied Confucian philosophy under Shu-han Yamagata and later in Tokyo he continued his studies under Nankaku Hattori.
Taki's reputation as a brilliant scholar and a doctor soon spread and the Lord of Hagi made him his retainer and appointed him head of the Meirinkan (clan school), where the sons of nobles received their education.