The phrase reads in English. "Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed...All our dignity consists then in thought." It witten in the Gyousho style.
The scroll is done in a beautiful taupe partial silk. The Jikusaki is a beautifully carved rosewood with a bone insert.
Scroll Size as listed:
|Name in Kanji||Name in English||Size in Bun||Size in Inches|