Izumi 6P (40.9×27.3cm) Made by Naoko Urinami


This painting clearly expresses the pursuit of tranquil beauty.

On the screen, a woman with a calm expression is cupping water with her palm. She has a quiet presence in the overall sacred atmosphere.

Around you, small white flowers and blue dragonflies dance in the air, giving you a sense of the elegance of nature and the dynamism of life.

This work depicts the beauty of nature and the inner peace of humans. This is a fantastic piece that expresses a unique worldview in which these elements resonate with each other.

Born in Anamizu-cho, Ishikawa Prefecture in 1955

1980 Graduated from the Department of Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts (majoring in metal hammering)

1982 Lives in Kamakura

From his 30s onwards, he settled in Kamakura City and, under the influence of Toshio Arimoto, began producing paintings based on Japanese paintings.

He interacted with local Kamakura cultural figures such as Akutagawa Prize-winning author Shu Fujisawa, poet Akari Kido, and literary critic Koichiro Tomioka, and was bequeathed art supplies by Japanese painter Junsaku Koizumi, who passed away in January 2012.

Passed away suddenly due to illness on June 4 , 2012 at the age of 56.

His works as illustrations include ``The Story the Cat Saw'' (Fukuinkan Shoten), ``Bokko'' (Kaiseisha), and ``Ghostland of Ayashigaoka'' (Bunken Publishing).