On the night when the owl cries 10F (53 x 45.5cm) Written by Naoko Urinami


It is a place rich in nature and in harmony, where owls, who are at the top of the food chain, live.

A puddle spreads out on the ground, and a bag-like object is placed above it. A human-like being is lying leisurely on top of the object, and it seems that this being is a spirit of the land. The spirit holds a cat-like plant in its hand and appears to be lost in thought.

The quiet and peaceful world of the night, where you can hear the sounds of owls, will give the viewer a sense of peace and comfort.


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).