STORYHokusai is a talented painter, but he still lives on the brink of poverty. One day, he is discovered by the popular ukiyo-e publisher, Tsutaya Juzaburo. Hokusai lost confidence as painters like Utamaro and Sharaku gained popularity, but Juzaburo pushed him to find his unique voice, allowing his talent to flourish. Then, Hokusai learns that his friend, playwright Ryutei Tanehiko, has been killed by the government after refusing to comply with their ban on his work. Hokusai, consumed with anger, decides to risk his life to create a painting worthy of his unwavering friend…
This is the hidden tale of the birth of a masterpiece by a painter who resisted pressure and stayed true to his beliefs.The Edo Period was an era where freedom of expression was suppressed by the shogunate. In that time there lived a master painter who followed his own true path and changed the world: the genius painter, Katsushika Hokusai. His art made an impression on the minds of great artists like Van Gogh and Monet and inspired them. But what was the life of Hokusai like? What was it like in that moment, when he first created that famous ‘wave’ that has continued to capture the hearts of people for over 200 years? Now, discover the untold story of the unconventional Hokusai.