Vertical normal style silk mounting. Sumi ink on paper fine. Mounting good.
Pen name: Soryu-kutsu, Kyoshu, Fukatoku-doji. Dharma transmission from Gizan Zenrai. He was ordained as a Rinzai Zen monk at his age 25 and received Dharma transmission at his age 38. He became the abbot of Eiko-ji at Iwakuni, Yamaguchi in 1859. He was recommended to be the chief abbot of Engaku-ji in 1872. He was once a teacher of Confucianism, so he highly skilled at Chinese poetry. He trained outstanding students like (Shaku)Kogaku So’en and made an effort to reconstruction of Engaku-ji.