Signature: At the lower right is the painter Tan'yū's signature, "Tan'yūsai hitsu" (Painted by Tan'yūsai), and his seal "Hōgen Tan'yū" (Tan'yū, holding the title of Hōgen).
Inscription: The painting was inscribed by Takuan Sōhō (1573–1645). The colophon reads:
One strike of a knife vanquishes all thoughts,
Green jade of bamboo scattered over the earth, mountains, and rivers,
Yet, there is enough left in front of Yasokuken
To turn thousands of acres of land along the Wei river into desolation.
The colophon closes with Takuan's signature, reading "Takuan Sōrō dai;" below it is his seal "Sōhō."
Marking: The large seal below the colophon reads "Tayasufu Geidō In," indicating that the scroll was owned by the Tayasu family, the house of the ninth Tokugawa shogun Ieshige (1711–1761). Most likely, however, the seal belonged to Ieshige's younger brother Munetake (1715–1771), who was a noted poet and scholar.
Another collector's seal on the left, beneath the patriarch's figure possibly reads "Dokurō Toshoki."