On this pair of screens, fan-shaped compositions, each painted with a motif emblematic of one of the twelve months of the year, are scattered across a ground of two-toned golden mists. Gold accents and mottled ink (tarashikomi) bring to life stylized wisteria vines curling in the late spring sun; maple leaves falling into the swift current of a river in autumn; and touches of white shell pigment that cloak a wintry scene of black pine. The artist reached a high degree of abstraction in his depiction of summer corn, which appears at the center of the right-hand panel of the left-hand screen. He signed each of the paintings, and sealed six with a round seal, six with a square one. Like these screens, many of his paintings demonstrate the influence of Ogata Kōrin. However, the Osaka-based Hōchū also moved in Confucian literary circles, and took interest in Chinese-style literati painting (Nanga).