"One hearth with one simmering tea kettle"
This calligraphy was likely done as a request for a scroll to display during a tea ceremony. A good tea ceremony focuses on the basics—a few guests gathered around a single hearth, listing to the quiet sound of simmering water in a single kettle.
Tesshu (1836-1888) was a master of Zen, Swordsmanship, and Calligraphy.
A new custom-fitted Japanese kiri wood box is included for safe handling and storage.
Age: Edo / Meiji Period, 19th century.
Size: Painting 53" x 13" (135 x 33 cm); Overall 77.25" x 19.5" (196 x 49 cm)
Media: Ink on paper.