Mt. Fuji Series:Lingering Moon, Misaka A rich, Print in colors of black and multiple, delicate shades of grey and brown; soft highlights of green in the tree line and the yellow sliver of moon; mica dusting
Mt.Fuji Series:Balmy Autumn Weather In this interesting composition, Mount Fuji appears miraculously, white and shining behind tne village houses, that are carefully composed between trees and unhanced by light and colorful shadow
Mt. Fuji Series:Morning Mt. Fuji Mount Fuji illuminated by the warm glow of dawn, its crest a bright red against the early morning sky, as its massive shape appears to rise out of the dark shadows, below
Mt. Fuji Series:Spring Melt Around Mt. Fuji [in Japanese] A view of the foothills leading up to the mountain. Bright remnants of snow still cover the crest, changing to ivory across the plain and to blue, as the melting snow runs and stands in small ponds at the base of the hills; beautiful gradations of muted color distinguish this impressive view of Mount Fuji
Mt. Fuji Series:Distant Mt. Fuji in Winter [in Japanese] In a blue-lilac haze, under a darkened sky, Mount Fuji floats, a small conical shape of white. A wonderful balance is achieved between the curving band of dark trees, the lighter snow covered fields above and below, the mountain and dark sky.
Mt. Fuji Series:Cherry Blossoms Before Mt. Fuji [in Japanese] Mount Fuji in the distance, seen through an abundance of Cherry blossoms; wonderful colors in pink/white, purple, buff, greys and green and blues
Memory No. 13 This is a very large, magnificent Print in many colors that glow, advance and recede. An abstract composition is firmly projected against a background of delicate gradations of color on the left, and on the right, an animated design in blocks of purple and green against bright blue. As in many of Hagiwara's Works, this Print provides a changing landscape of animated shapes, color and form.
Ancient Song No. 7 A print predominantly in blue and green - the color glows as if imbued with inner depth; a pattern of parallel, yet flexible lines is in evidence in the diamond shape that is central to the design
Mt. Fuji Series:The Outdoor Theater Mount Fuji rises in the background; bands of alternating color lead our eye towards the mountain. The view ends abruptly on the left with the firm lines and bright color of a building - an unusual feature in Hagiwara's Mount Fuji Prints.
Mythology Series,Midas Midas, King of Phrygia, was doomed to turn all he touched into Gold; Hagiwara depicts Midas with bloated and distorted features and gives him the ears of an ass; as Midas is unable to escape his curse - even as his food turns to Gold, so the figure of Midas appears imprisoned, his large body filling all space available in this print.
Mythology Series,Hephaistos Hephaistos is the Olympian God of Craftsmen, working precious metals with anvil, hammer and bellows. His is a mighty form with strong head and features, extending up and across the picture plane; behind him, clad in white stands the image of Athena, who appears in the story of Hephaistos; Hagiwara, however, makes reference to Venus, the Roman Goddess (Athena in Greek Mythology), whose name he has carved into the block.
Mythology Series,Herakles All Prints in the MYTHOLOGY SERIES are in black and white; in this Work the illustrious hero of Greek Mythology, Herakles, is rendered predominantly in white, in contrast to the black body of the lion, which he strangles with enormous hands. Light and darkness is symbolically rendered as Righteous and Evil in this powerful rendition of the divine strength of Herakles.
Mt. Fuji Series:White Capped Mt. Fuji [in Japanese] An unusualy, almost abstract view of the white Fuji, seen in the distance, rising above rows of grey mountain terrain. Its shape is gently embossed, an unusual feature in the Artist's depiction of Fuji