Faint Memory of Hokusai was an Ultra-controlled lighthugger. Circa 2615, the Hokusai entered the Gliese 664 system and discovered a hidden cache of items -- a cache that had escaped the notice of the Gnostic Ascension and its frontman, Quaiche. Around a hundred years old, the technology found within it pre-dated (and was thus untouched by) the Melding Plague. There were also items of cultural and artistic value. They sold these objects at the Chaloupek colony for enough to purchase an entire layer of ablative hull cladding.
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Possibly a reference to famous 18th and 19th century Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), a representative of the ukiyo-e style of painting. His most famous work is The Great Wave off Kanagawa.