The main body is actually Hokusai's daughter Katsushika Oui (葛飾 応為, Katsushika Ōi?); the little octopus is Hokusai. This is because their legend and Mystery extends to both of them courtesy of Oui painting under the name.
An ukiyoe artist from the second half of the Edo period. In addition to "Katsushika Hokusai", he had over 30 other pen names like "Gakyo Rojin" and "Sori". As a painter representing Japan, he had a great influence on foreign painters and musicians such as Gogh and Debussy. Known for his terribly fast brush strokes, he left behind 30,000 works in his lifetime. The aforementioned works range from ukiyoe woodblock prints to paintings done by hand, manga and shunga. In his later years, he was living together with his third daughter, "Katshushika Ōi" who worked as his assistant. His most important works are the woodblock print series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji“, "Hokusai Manga", the monster paintings from his "Hyakumonogatari" series, the shunga "“The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife“ and others. He was known as an oddball who stood out with his eccentric behavior, such as changing residence 93 times during his lifetime, or being really careless with money despite living in extreme poverty. On the occasions when he ventured outside, he was constantly reciting incantations and the like.
« You're saying I do not look like Hokusai at all? Well, apologies for the charming appearance. If you want to know the circumstances, you better listen to my story! »
Hokusai has an unconventional nature.
Although he enthusiastically studied the techniques of various painters without being fixated on a single school, he was full of progressive temperament.
Adopting the perspective of Western paintings, he can be said to be the origin of modern-day manga by employing landscape painting that presented a cut-out moment of motion.
Manifesting in this modern age and freed from the rigid shogunate's pressure, Hokusai will probably learn all forms of art with glee, vigorously challenging himself.
Be it shunga, abstract, digital or performance art.
Hokusai Trial QuestEdit
Their Noble Phantasm is Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.
Bonds of a Father and Daughter (父娘の絆?) - The bond between the hearts of Hokusai and Ōi - who remained together even in the artist's final years - won't be shaken even by the madness of an evil god.
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 Fate/Grand Order - Profile of Katsushika Hokusai, translated by Konchew.