Hanging scroll; ink on paper
89.6 x 33.4 cm (35 1/4 x 13 1/8 in.)
by Monk Shōsō
Though he grudgingly settled down under patronage, so what? / Taking his leave halfway, he traveled through Liang and Wei. /
Respectfully inscribed by Enson Biku Shōsō
雲谷（白文圓印） (intaglio, round)
1. The poem refers to Bodhidharma (died 536 or 532 or 528), who arrived in south China during the reign of Emperor Wudi 武帝 (502-549) of the Liang dynasty (502-557). He met with Emperor Wudi in Nanjing, capital of the Liang, but they did not get along well. Consequently he went north to Luoyang, capital of the Northern Wei dynasty (386-535).