Oguri Sotan became a priest of the Shokokuji Temple of the Rinzai Sect in Kyoto in the Eikyo Era (1429-1440). In his late years, he lived at the Daitokuji Temple in Kyoto. His master in painting was Priest Shubun. Although he was a fine painter, his extant genuine works are very rare. His style is called Oguri-ha.