There are many brush techniques in the game - 13 actually. If you complete the game with those, you might find it hard at some point. There are some secret techniques that can make the gameplay easier. first, I'll list the brush techniques: Rejuvination (River of Heavens), Power Slash(Shrine of Nagi), Sunrise (Kamiki Village), Greensprout: Bloom (Hana Valley), Greensprout: Water Lily (Kamiki Village: Lookout), Cherry Bomb (Shinshu Field: Outside Tama's House), Greensprout: Vine (Tsuta Ruins), Waterspout ( Sasa Sanctuary, Crescent (Agata Forest), Galestorm (Gale Shrine), Inferno (Moon Cave), Veil of Mist (Imperial Palace), Catwalk (Catcall Tower), Thunderstorm (Oni Island), Blizzard (Wawku Shrine). I have listed these brush techniques in the order that you get them, so you have to follow the plot and gameplay and earn them along the way. The Secret techniques are like creating fire in a specific place with the need of real fire, and so on. Veil of Mist's secret technique is described when you buy the Fog Pot. Note that upgrades are not listed. Sorry, but I will not tell you how you get them...sorry...
|Secret technique: Waterspout: Fountain (Dragon Palace, lets you use Mermaid Springs for free)||To open Mermaid Springs, draw a spiral on the Mermaid Spring and the spring opens up. In my opinion, travelling around Nippon is much easier now.|
|Secret technique: Waterspout: Deluge (Himiko's Palace after travelling from Oni Island, Lets you create a downfall of rain, douse everything on the screen, and stun large groups of enemies)||To create rain, draw to vertical lines from the top. Pressing the X button while drawing could make it easier. The longer the lines, the bigger the downpour.|
|Secret technique: Whirwind (Umi's Restaurant, summons a windstorm that damages all the enemies on the screen)||To Draw a whirlwind, draw 3 horzontal lines. If you can draw Power Slash, then this is just Power Slash x3. Three large lines summon a short but powerful storm, while 3 short lines summon a long but mild storm.|
|Secret technique: Fireburst (Yama's Restaurant, summons a small sun to burn enemies)||To draw a small sun, draw a horizontal 8 shape, like an infinity sign. the bigger the 8, the bigger the sun, but also more ink is used small suns use 3 ink poets, medium suns use 6 ink pots, and suns that cover the whole screen use 9 ink pots.|
|Secret technique: Mist Warp (Imperial palace after defeating Blight and buying the Fog Pot from the Emperor, allows you to travel around Nippon with Ultimate Origin Mirrors)||To travel around Nippon, first go to an Ultimate Origin Mirror - the one that has a wierd X on the mirror. Just like saving, go in front of it. Unlike saving, don't press O. Instead, draw an X on the red symbol. The mirror will glow and then you can select your destination.|