The 22nd chief abbot of the Kinpo-Zan Heirin-Ji Temple of the Rinzai-Shu
sect of Buddhism in Niiza city of Saitama Prefecture.
The Heirin-Ji is venerable temple founded in 1375.
This scroll was drawn in April of 1957.
A poem expressing sorrow at parting with Watanabe Yosuke by Hakusui Keizan, the 22nd chief priest of the Heirin-Ji Temple, is written.
Watanabe Yosuke (1874 - 1957) is a doctor of Japanese Classical Literature, and, teacher of the two Japan's Prime Ministers, Kishi Nobusuke & Sato Eisaku.