Since 1968, Noda's works are themes of daily life. The motif is a comment on one of the pieces of his daily life - his family, people he knows, his children's growth and scenery along his way. He took photographs of what he saw, added pencil or brushes, and then created an art work from the materials he had to hand; photographs, mimeograph, and even wooden block prints can appear.
When asked about how he found his theme "Diary as an opportunity”, he says, “I was not satisfied with the assignment of painting nudes, it did not seem right for me." He says his independence and determination were rewarded, "when I started to use a mimeograph fax printmaker with photographs and wood block engraving as a subject of a department.” In 1968, four years after he graduated university, he received the 6th International Grand Prize at the Tokyo International Print Biennale "for the audacious combination of photography with traditional wood engraving as background," at his first exhibit. After that, all of his works were not titled but marked "Diary” and the date.
"The Japanese Arts - Main Collection of British Museum" (1990) introduces and covers art from early Buddhist prints to the 20th century. In that book, "All of Noda's work is only titled by the date, almost every work began with a photograph. The work is very personal; as an example, his "Diary: June 24, 1978" is his daughter Rika aged three and a half.
Noda's technique combines silkscreen, wood block engraving and mimeograph. it is based on traditional Japanese wood engraving technique that uses water colors. Layering colors applied to the art by pressing the blocks aligned with the black outline block which is the main block of Ukiyo-e style print art. The main difference is that Noda starts with a photograph in the place of the wood engraving that provides a printed background like Ukiyo-e prints. Then the colors are layered on one by one by with blocks on the washi paper made in Ogawa-machi, Saitama. Daniel Bell says, "Given his early schooling, Noda is completely aware of the Ukiyo-e tradition."
- Noda's wife, Dorit, is the daughter of Moshe Bartur, a former Israeli ambassador to Japan. In 1968, when he was an assistant ofTadashige Ono. Noda, and then 28, he won the International Grand Prize at the Tokyo International Print Biennale with his work "Dairy: August 22, 1968"” Dorit's younger sister was visiting the ceramics study room and her older sister Dorit was visiting.Regarding prized work, Mrs. Noda says "I was surprised but honored. I was looking a it purely as art work more than that it was a motif myself".