- Born: 1828
- Died: 1853
- Titles: Daigaku-no-kami
- Other Names: 林健 (Hayashi Takeshi)
- Japanese: 林 壮軒 (Hayashi Souken)
Hayashi Sôken was a late Edo period Confucian scholar, head for a time of the Hayashi family advisors to the Tokugawa shoguns.
Sôken was a son of Hayashi Teiu, born in Edo. In 1846, he became the 10th head of the Hayashi family and inherited the title of Daigaku-no-kami.
In 1853, he was one of a team of scholars and officials assigned by the shogunate to translate official diplomatic documents presented to the shogunate by Commodore Perry.
Hayashi died later that year.
- "Hayashi Soken," Nihon jinmei daijiten Plus 日本人名大辞典+Plus, Kodansha.
- ↑ Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 1 (1937), 432.