Master Roshi 8P (45.5 x 33.3cm) Made by Naoko Urinami


This work is tranquil and invites deep thought.

In the painting, one person stands low so that he is at the same eye level as the turtle. The characters and turtles on the screen stand out due to the fantastic scenery composed of calm tones.

The artist has painted this work with great attention to detail, especially the lotus flowers and leaves, which give a sense of life.

There is a calmness in the posture and facial expressions of the figures, expressing the wisdom and peace gained through harmony with nature.

This painting is sure to provide the viewer with a moment of self-exploration and spiritual fulfillment, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


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).