I very much like the approach but don't like all the lines on the chart so usually only use the Clouds. Here is one way to keep track of one aspect of the Ichi method without the chart clutter, namely these paint bars calculated as follows:
The 9 bar > 26 bar = up color;
The 9 bar < 26 bar = down color;
The 9 bar == 26 bar = neutral color.
I have included notes about how to put it on a chart in the code; basically I recommend using hollow candles without borders.
On the attached chart I have the along with the . I find this makes a very clean chart with quite a bit of information, especially when the messages conflict or converge.
To tell the truth, I still prefer to just work with the clouds for support / resistance guidelines, but these paintbars are a nifty way of including more information without cluttering up the chart. Enjoy.
I published this as an idea by mistake, so here it is with the script.