“I see Hatsumi Sensei’s heart and soul reaching out from these works. I am struck by his personality and his inexhaustible spirit. His soul finds bursts of expression through his martial and artistic actions, making these works and photos truly moving.”
— Shunkei Yahagi, Artist of Japanese Calligraphy
Bruce Helander interviews Masaaki Hatsumi
In 2001, Masaaki Hatsumi traveled from Japan to Washington D.C. to teach a martial arts seminar. While there, he met with Bruce Helander to discuss his art.
In this video we illustrate excerpts from the interview with photography from the book, Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art. Join us to learn more about Masaaki Hatsumi’s art and his purpose.
“Alive, thrilling and contemporary… These works are a direct dialogue with the recipient and are both didactic and inspirational. Each image conveys a narrative and a relationship with both the viewer and history.”
— Paul Fisher, Owner of Paul Fisher Gallery
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Photographer and Publisher, Dojo Art Books