Shining Silver Shore 6F (40.9 x 31.8 cm) by Naoko Urinami


The painting depicts a figure reminiscent of a woman with a fantastical element.

Behind the figure is a large golden full moon, which gives off a mysterious aura like a halo.

The dark background emphasizes the figure, and cattails are painted around it.

This work has a unique atmosphere that blends natural and supernatural elements and is sure to leave a deep impression on viewers.


Born in Anamizu, Ishikawa Prefecture in 1955

1980 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Crafts (Majoring in Metalwork)

1982: Lives in Kamakura

In his 30s, he settled in Kamakura, and, influenced by Toshio Arimoto, began to create paintings based on Japanese painting.

He had close ties with local Kamakura cultural figures, including Akutagawa Prize-winning author Shu Fujisawa, poet Shu 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 on June 4 , 2012 at the age of 56 due to illness.

His illustrated works include "The Story the Cat Saw" (Fukuinkan Shoten), "Bocco" (Kaiseisha), and "The Ghost Land of Ayashigaoka" (Bunken Publishing).