Moon Pendulum 6F (40.9 x 31.8cm) Made by Naoko Urinami


There is a mysterious world where the moon that is supposed to shine in the night sky is nearby.

A celestial being stretches out his hand and hangs like a pendulum on the beautiful crescent moon. White flowers bloom at my feet, and the scent of flowers fills the air. The celestial being entrusts himself to the moon with a happy expression on his face, as if he were playing with a toy.

This piece is eye-catching with its innocent appearance and the beautiful colors throughout.


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).