An impressive Japanese Soto zen calligraphy by the noted calligrapher, Gesshu Soko (1617-1696). Gesshu was known for his research and interpretation on Dogen's work, Shobogenzo (The Treasury of the Dharma Eye). The calligraphy is a famous zen phrase which translate as: The moon reflected on the water while the breeze amidst the pines blow in this eternal evening. What is the cause or purpose on this pure twilight. The scroll comes with an inscribed box by Awakawa Koichi (1902-1977) who was known as an economist and zen scholar. Age: Edo Period, Provenance James Coburn Estate, Size: Length 44" Width 24.5"