Shoun was a Japanese sculptor of Buddhist statues. He was called Shoun Genkei Zenji.
Shoun was born in 1648.
He lived at first in Kyoto and called himself Kyube. He became a disciple of Priest Tetsugen Zenji and made a pilgrimage to many provinces. When he came to the Rakanji Temple in Buzen Province (Oita Prefecture), he vowed to make 500 Rakan (Buddha's direct disciples) images. Then he went to Edo. By 1695, he had completed a 16-foot statue of Buddha, two eight-foot images of Bodhisattvas and life-size images of 500 Rakan.