Artist/Painter

ZINSETSU INOUE

 

2002

Born in Hirosaki, Aomori, northern Japan

 

2008

Entered a local elementary school and at the same time became interested in the local festival "Nebuta".

 

2010

Decides to become a Nebuta painter, a profession that involves painting floats.

Studied under local painter Daisetsu Sato.

Out of 200 students, he is the last apprentice.

 

2016

He makes his debut as a professional in his third year of junior high school.

 

2017

His master passes away. From there, questions arise about his life as a Nebuta painter.

After seeing an exhibition of a local painting group, he was moved and decided to become a new painter of Japanese paintings.

 

 

2020

He held his first solo exhibition. Thousands of people from inside and outside of the prefecture came to see the exhibition, and all of his works were purchased.

In the summer of the same year, a work using tiles from Shuri Castle in Okinawa was donated to a hotel on Iriomote Island.

 

Since then, he has participated in exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka, and other cities, and in 2022, he will hold a solo exhibition at a department store.

 

He has also collaborated with calligraphers and designers.

 

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​©︎Jun Tsuneda