Making some adjustments for new computer and settings.
Was originally going to make this a combination with Yu Yu Hakusho's young Genkai, but saw this: [link]
picture while looking for stance references.
I imagined her smoke arm taking the form of something representing the particular kung-fu style she's using at the time, like wings for eagle/crane [ transisting to talons when striking, grabbing ], disproportionately long and agile arms for monkey, a snake for snake
, etc. Dragon style is in there, but I think Mei Ling would suit that better.
The spirit things were inspired by the spirit orbs of the Monk/Champion class in the MMO Ragnarok Online. They also look like the spirits Kasen crushes every now and then. Gotta love them monks' combos, and the Guillotine Fist/Asura Strike finish.
...Then again, Kasen is a hermit
not a monk
KAZAMI FUJIWARA YORIHIME NIGHTBUG INABA IBARAKI MOMIJI
Ibaraki Kasen, Wild and Horned Hermit and Touhou is © ZUN and Aya Azuma