Hanging scroll; ink on paper
23.7 x 33.4 cm (9 3/8 x 13 1/8 in.)
Ex Coll.: Okamoto Kōhei, Kangawa Prefecture
Dear Mr. Shukuya: / I am presenting that scroll to you as a gift. As to your request, I asked one or two people I thought helpful. Yet the decision has not been made. I will bring it to you in a few days so that you will be able to work on it. This is a hasty reply. / Twenty-third day of the ninth month.
Ike Mumei in