Wu Zhen was good at fencing when he was young and studied the I Ching at Piling (now Wujin, Jiangsu Province) with his brother Wu Zhen. Since then, he kept a low level of ambition and insisted on the study of heaven and human life, and mastered Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism to realize his destiny. Live in Weitang for a long time, live in seclusion. People resist Jane gu clean, poor life, high since the standard green, seclusion not official, and dignitaries rarely contact. Had taught in the village school, in qiantang and other places to sell bu.
Wu Zhen began to study painting in his late teens. When he was young, he traveled to Hangzhou and Wuxing and enjoyed the scenery of Taihu Lake. To broaden his horizon and broaden his knowledge, the true mountains and waters of nature inspired his creation. Wu Zhen sixty-eight years old [zhengzheng seven years (1347)] Qiao Yu Jiaxing Chunbo men outside (now jiaxing city) chunbo guest house, specializing in writing ink bamboo. With friends will be in jingyan Temple monks, admiring the Buddhist gate, began to call themselves "Mei Sha Mi". Four years later, he returned to Weitang, where the death died in his own lifetime. The inscription reads, "The Pagoda of the Plum Blossom Monk." Tomb in today's plum nunnery side.