With certificate by Kozan Temple dated 1697.2.13 issued to an Ogata Tansei, possibly Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743), the potter and younger brother of Ogata Korin.
Myoe was a priest of the Kegon sect during the early Kamakura period. He was born in Kii province (present-day Wakayama Prefecture), and studied under Mongaku Shonin (1139-1203) at Mount Takao where he took the tonsure. He rebuilt Kozanji in Toganoo, Kyoto, by imperial order of Retired Emperor Gotoba in 1206. He is also known as an interpreter of dreams; his dream diary is in the collection of Kozanji.
For another letter by Myoe and discussion of his correspondance, see Miyeko Murase, The Written Image: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002), no. 29.