- Died: 1852/10/6
- Other Names: 高房 (Takafusa)
- Japanese: 楢林宗建 (Narabayashi Souken)
Narabayashi Sôken was a court physician in service to Saga han. In 1850, he used Western medical techniques to implement a smallpox vaccine. Seeing the success of this method, lord Nabeshima Narimasa had vaccines administered widely throughout the domain.
- Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 1 (1937), 213, 379.