The scroll was drawn before 1945.
There are some folds and small spots on the drawing part.
Although, the condition of this scroll is not bad.
Matsuo Basho's (1644 - 1694, most famous Haiku poet in the Edo period)
top six disciples and their Haiku poems are drawn by Hirose Kohkei.
There is an endorsement (Kiwame) on the lid of the box by Mamiya Eiju (1871
- 1945, Zen Buddhist priest).
The endorsement proves that this scroll was drawn by Hirose Kohkei.
Mamiya Eiju was a high ranked Buddhist priest belonged to the Rinzai-Shu
Sect of Zen Buddhism.
He became the chief priests of the Seiryu-Ji Temple in Shizuoka Prefecture,
Rinsen-Ji Temple, Hoko-Ji Temple and Seiken-Ji Temple in Kyoto.
This scroll is for Japanese tea ceremony (Chanoyu).
Though, it is also good for hanging in an ordinary room.