BTW, it loos as though the picture with O sensei and the Circle Square were "enhanced" but lest there be rumors of cover up, they just seem clearer now, not changed in any way.
One can read behind him "ichi rei, San gen, shi . . .". And also "Aiki ju . . . "
Shirata sensei wrote a poem for my dojo opening, "As the Sun and Moon (In/Yo) sparkle and shine (as reflected [mountain echo] in the earth's water [Heaven/Earth]), Kodokan (The Way of Light Hall)
Doug is actively translating a bunch of Shirata's lectures and they directly parallel your posts, it is fun to read them together!
They'll be great to read!
The screen shot is a little funky, it comes of a video, which came of (I think) one of those old Super 8 reels.