The left-hand leaf of the left screen depicts Seiobo, 'The Royal Mother of the West', a Chinese Fairy Queen gorgeously dressed, whose chariot is sometimes drawn by her handmaidens, sometimes by a stag, while she is also attended by a white dragon. Her abode in Mount Konron is peopled with hosts of genii and in her gardens there grows a peach tree yielding fruit which confers immortality, but ripens only once in three thousand years.
The right-hand leaf shows her sister (or the leader of her fairy handmaidens, Tososei) seated at a table playing the koto; the small lower panels contains a variety of musical instruments. The reverse shows pilgrims setting out on the trail up to Mount Fuji.
In the screen on right, the right-hand leaf depicts the visit of Hojo no Tokimasa to the Goddess Benten in her cave at Enoshima, to ask for prosperity to his house. As well as the Goddess of Love, Eloquence and Learning, she is also known as the Goddess of Music and is shown holding the koto, a type of zither. She rides on a dragon and two Chinese boy attendants hold ceremonial banners above her, while a ten-e or Celestial Scarf swirls around her head and shoulders.
The left-hand leaf of this pair shows the mythological hero Susano-o no Mikoto killing an eight-headed dragon which was about to devour the maiden Inada-hime, after first making it drunk by giving it eight jars of sake; the small panels at the bottom depict military accoutrements. The reverse show two further scenes of pilgrims going up Mount Fuji.
The screens are probably those exhibited in the Paris Exhibition of 1874. Although they are unsigned, an accompanying note states "The screen is the work of the artist Haruye who with four special crafsmen laboured at it incessantly for six years." They have been in the present collection since the late 1880's.