敬書

32 x 10 inches

Masa

keishō

I can’t swear that the character here is masa, “correctness”, although whatever it is it is “written respectfully” keishō. This is a piece of paper found inside a trashed folding screen. It was probably practice calligraphy,eventually the paper used for padding. I scraped off layers of old backing to retrieve this piece and mounted it in a small scroll of an unusual type called hashira kakushi, with only one wind strip. I am told this type of scroll may be hung in a study, but never in the tokonoma.

Both ichimonji and wind strip are brocade from an old obi.

The finials are ceramic.