This Antique Japanese calligraphy date to the Meiji ("enlightened rule") era, 1863 to 1912. A time when the Japanese feudal system with a closed policy to foreign influence was breaking down.
This piece of old calligraphy was found rolled up with other paper items in an Antique Japanese Trunk purchased at an Antique Market. Not being a scholar in Japanese culture and language I do not know what it translates to. You do not need to be a Japanese calligraphy expert to appreciate the beauty of the brush work.
The piece of Calligraphy has been nibbled by insects
The photo was taken without glass in the picture frame to stop glare