Cormorants1940 91.4×102.1 cm
Gifu Prefecture is noted for its cormorants, and for Seison, a Gifu native, it is this bird that was perhaps closest to his heart. In this painting, the large area of unpainted space for which painters in this traditional painting style are noted creates in the viewer a sense of stillness, while the blue‐green eyes of the cormorants fill the work with a mysterious sense of presence.
Autumn of a Mountain Path1966 51.2×81.0 cm
The scents of autumn can almost be enjoyed as one takes in the splendor of autumn‐tinted maple and the reddish‐brown mountain path. The fanciful composition is indeed characteristic of Seison.