Craft Essence Profile


Status

Status
Name Dragon Climbing Mt. Fuji
ID No. 709 Rarity ★★★★ SR
Cost 9 Max LV 80
ATK 100 Max ATK 100
HP 100 Max HP 100
When equipped to Katsushika Hokusai (Foreigner) only,
Increase own NP Strength by 30%
Apply Guts (1 time, 20% HP)
[Max Limit]
When equipped to Katsushika Hokusai (Foreigner) only,
Increase own NP Strength by 30%
Apply Guts (1 time, 20% HP)

Profile

Illustrator and Voice
Illustrator Sakuma Mitsuro
CV ---
Japanese English
   “天我をして
 五年の命を保たしめハ
 真正の画工となるを得へし”
         ~葛飾北斎の最期の言葉~

『富士越龍図(ふじごしりゅうず)』は、嘉永2年(西暦1849年)に没した北斎の、ほぼ絶筆画と称される。享年90。
70歳を超えて連作『冨嶽三十六景』を完成させた北斎は、その後も情熱的に絵を描き続けた。それ以前に描いたものはまったく取るに足りないものばかりであった、とまで語っている。73歳にて鳥獣虫魚の骨格や草木の何たるかをいくらかは悟り、80歳で向上し、90歳で奥意をきわめ、百歳では正に神妙の域を超える。そして百何十歳となれば、1点1格が生きているようになるだろうと―――。
富士を越えて天に昇る龍は、出世を意味するめでたい図様とされるが、ここに北斎の飽くなき執念をみてとることも出来る。自身の寿命を感じ取っても尚、それを受け入れず、誰も達したことのない高みを目指そうとした北斎の意志を感じはしないだろうか。
   “If heaven will afford me five more years of life,
 then I'll manage to become a true artist."
        ~Katsushika Hokusai's last words~

"Dragon Climbing Mount Fuji," also rendered in the west as "Dragon Flying Over Mount Fuji" or "The Dragon of Smoke Escaping from Mount Fuji," was completed by Hokusai in the year 1849. As Hokusai passed away in the same year at the age of ninety, this painting is often considered one of Hokusai's very last.
After he completed the "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji" at age seventy, his passion for art didn't fade as he continued to create. He went so far as to dismiss his creations before the "Thirty-Six Views" as worthless doodles. It is said he started to grasp the essence of all animal's skeletal structures and the secret of life for all plants at the age of 73. By eighty, he had furthered his understanding of all things in nature. By ninety, he had reached enlightenment. Had he lived to one hundred years old, his skill might have reached the realm of the divine. By one hundred and ten, he could have made his paintings come alive.
Artists of his time understood the rising dragon over Mt. Fuji to be an auspicious sign, one that signifies a person


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