Fate/Grand Order Meets Classic Japanese Art in Water-Mapping Light Show
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The waters of Odaiba Beach will come to life with the magic of classic ukiyo-e painter Hokusai on March 17. The painter, perhaps best known internationally for the print The Great Wave off Kanagawa, lives on, not just as a famous painter but also as a character in the mobile game Fate/Grand Order.
Hokusai's depiction in the game is pretty "inspired" compared to his actual life. The major tip-off is that he's a petite girl, not a middle-aged man. She wields an over-sized calligraphy brush and an alternate outfit is octopus-themed (based on Hokusai's famous, erotic print "The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife").
The character cross over will inspire its own water-projection mapping on March 17 at Odaiba Beach Park. A special collaboration image shows not only Fate/GO's Hokusai, but also Mash Kyrielight and Shuten Dōji (Assassin).
Staff set up a 40-meter wide water slide for the projection event. Fate/Grand Order's Hokusai will appear to recreate the artworks of the original master on the water. The character will be joined by Mash, Shuten Dōji, Kiyohime, and Miyamoto Musashi.
Creative company NAKED, inc put together the event space and video used in the water-mapping.
Visitors looking for the very best view of the show will want to board the yakatabune, a type of traditional Japanese boat. Visitors can enjoy the show from the boat on the water while also exploring a stereoscopic Ukiyo-e world of Hokusai's famous works.
Hokusai and his daughter were the subject of director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G's Miss Hokusai film. His Ukiyo-e works are continued inspiration in modern, pop-culture art.