The Flight into Egypt - resting A charming image of Mary, Joseph and the Christ child, with the donkey standing by, as they rest on the way to Egypt; the close-knit group of the Mary and Joseph express care and affection; Joseph holds a cup, presumably refreshment and protectively touches Mary and the baby; flowering plants surround them, adding a decorative, cheerful mood
A Ball Although Hasui had no children, his favorite model was 'Takagi Junko'. A beautifully crafted and highly detailed image by the artist, with embossed detail on child's smock, Watanabe copyright 'A' seal right margin
#34 - Spinning the Wind 6 A large and dramatic print in wich Hayashi has integrated the image by means of a large, swirling combination of colors; these in turn contrast with the varied forms and color beneath. This is one of the Artist's most successful Prints.
Mount Asahi seen from Mount Shirouma 'This mountain scene is based on a sketch made when Hasui climbed Mt. Shirouma...The shape of the mountain blanketed in a lingering snowfall is beautiful, its placement in the distance creates a majestic feel' Narazaki
#28 - Considering Tokuyama Village - Memory of Rain A composition in bright blue on dark, patterned ground - reminding of a blueprint of buildings, no longer connected; below, verticals of a fence-like shape, fading to the right and left. Perhaps a reminder of the village of Tokuyama, disbanded to make room for roads and industry
#29 - Considering Tokuyama Village - The Wind Filled with Roots Tokuyama Village had to make way to 'progress', the building of roads and industry. This event, so sad for the village, is expressed in the uprooting and dispersing lines, apparent in this Work.
#25 - Considering Lao-tse (35) In this color etching the dark geometric form blends softly into the surrounding space. The grid of red dots defines and enlivens and the horizontal red bar appears to define and limit the otherwise, seemingly limitless, space
#95 - The Nest of Winds 3 This Print, of vertical dimension, is divided horizontally into three equal sections from which the energetic, animated, swirling patterns move, collide and extend; each section is a different composition, yet they relate in color and concept; below this exciting, everchanging event a narrow, darker band stabilized the explosive action above.
Backstage [Gakuya] Ito Shinsui has here created a composition of planes and patterns in bold juxtaposition of yellow, black and grey; the traditional image of the back and nape of a female figure in Japanese Art is here made 'modern' in the reflection of her face and hand as she applies her powder; the face in the mirror with its fine clarity and red accent becomes thus the focus of the extraordinary composition.
"The Female Image", Hotei Publishing, page 81, Pl.93