Mrs Monet posed for this image. In recreating the man in blue, I learned a lot about flattening the drawing. My version of the character is distorted to take account of the elimination of detail.That removal of detail is in line with the plot of the story, JAPANESE MONSTERS. Coming to an Amazon near you soon.
Though Wataru starts as Samurai he soon finds events stripping him of that status, and he wanders Japan much as waves move aimlessly.