In the Walnut --- interesting name, right? --- is a special kind of art gallery. Run by Tanizaki, the gallery will do such things as restore art and sell it. Or destroy art. Or get involved with solving museum thefts. It’s all in a day’s work.
Tanizaki gets some help from his partner, Nakai, a cute black-haired young man who wants to be a filmmaker. For part of the book, Nakai seems more like a secondary character, only to take considerably more limelight partway through. Both men are of the artistic temperament and balance each other out well as they pursue differen