Hokusai’s artwork has become globally recognized, with the “The Great Wave of Kanagawa” arguably the most iconic and influential Japanese painting. Director Hajime Hashimoto’s “Hokusai” looks to pay homage to the iconic artist Hokusai Katsushika through chronicling both his youth and later years, played by Yuya Yagiri (“The Fable“, “Grab the Sun“) and Min Tanaka, (“The Scythian Lamb“, “Blade of the Immortal“) respectively.
The production has a tentative release date of May 29th, 2020. A full length trailer was recently made available, which can be viewed below.
As a young man, Hokusai Katsushika (Yuya Yagira) is an unpopular painter. He is conflicted by his work, but he decides to keep painting. As an old man, Hokusai Katsushika (Min Tanaka) still has passion for painting and strives to improve his work. (Asian Wiki)