- Province: Nezuban Province
- Skill: Artisan: Painting
- Item: Brush set OR Small painting
Bayushi Hotaka is not an especially pious man, but is instead a scarred and grim bushi. He once said that he would leave the Temple to the monks so that it would be one less thing to concern him. His ruthless reputation for hunting the traitors within the Scorpion during his youth has followed him, and all know he expects unquestioning loyalty from his vassals to himself and the Clan.
While many would state that Bayushi Hotaka loves little other than service to the Clan or practice with his kusarigama, Bayushi Hotaka does also enjoy painting. It is said that he returned from his only visit to Hotei Seido with a painting set and now practices regularly. While far from an expert, he states the act of painting is meditative and now encourages his vassals to take up the art as well.