"Yōga (洋画 Yōga) or literally "Western-style paintings" is style of paintings by Japanese artists, made in accordance with Western (European) traditional conventions, techniques and materials. The term was coined in the Meiji period, to distinguish such works from indigenous traditional Japanese paintings, or Nihonga (日本画 nihonga)."[link]
A play on words for the pose he's pulling and the painting itself.
I remember watching an anime called Samurai Champloo, and one of the episodes featured a painting. If I remember correctly, it was Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh.
I don't know why, but I guess since I've had respect for that painting, and I've tried countless times to include sunflowers into my pictures since, but until now nothing has turned out.
Seems like the less I include the better in this case.
Also, I was told to play with desaturation, and I think this turned out well.
Also, I used a reference for the pose and with help for the floorboards.