Sagawa Art Museum Museum
Noritake Kinashi is an incredibly versatile Japanese public figure, affectionately known as Nori-san. He’s a comedian, actor, musician, and artist who’s appeared in films, advertisements, and on stage for over 30 years. He was inspired to become a painter when he played one in a comedy sketch in 1994. Since then he has participated in numerous solo exhibitions in Japan and abroad. His paintings and sketches span many genres, are very colorful, and often feature text. His works also tend to be positive, perhaps reflecting his comedic roots. In all things, it seems that Nori-san’s main goal is to make his audience happy.