Noriyoshi was an artist, who worked in Yoshiwara. He was specialised in drawing paintings of love couples. He was found dead in the river Sumida together with Niu Yukiko having appearently committed shinju.
He used to live and work at the Okubata Fine Arts Company at the Gallery Street in Yoshiwara.
When he was found dead he wore a short kimono and cotton trousers of a commoner. He had a blunt, coarse face with puffy eyes and a sensual mouth framed by cropped hair.