Shinichi Kobayashi began drawing at the age of 72, and in just 5 years covered the inside and outside of his home with drawings. "no art, no life" introduces artists from across Japan for whom expression is not a choice, but a compulsion. Not influenced by existing art or trends, nor by education, these artists and their works are gaining worldwide recognition. Devoted to creation, not for anyone else or even for themselves, they have a powerful presence. This episode features Shinichi Kobayashi (80) who lives in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. The program delves into his creative process and attempts to capture his unique form of expression.