Until now, Hatsumi Sensei’s paintings were
only available to students training at his dojo.
But the book Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art makes his art
available to you for the first time.
A Lifetime of Art
Hatsumi Sensei’s art reveals a lifetime of training but is created spontaneously for students as gifts. His paintings communicate philosophic and strategic advice that transcends culture, language and era. His art connects students directly with their teacher and an ancient martial tradition.
“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
Kickstarter Funded, Available Now
Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art was published as a Kickstarter project. It raised double its funding goal and we already delivered books to all our supporters.
Only 2,000 books were published and a small number of books remain available for purchase.
Hatsumi Sensei normally paints only for students at his dojo in Japan so the public has had few chances to see his work. Owning this book is a rare opportunity to discover this contemporary artist and experience his arts.
Award Winning Book Design
Winner of PRINT Magazine’s Regional Design Annual 2014
From nearly 4,000 submissions, PRINT Magazine’s Regional Design Annual selected Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art as one of 350 best designs created in America.
It is the corroborative result of award-winning book designer Dan Saal, translator Yuno Dinnie and photographer Steve Olsen.
Featured on Adobe’s Behance
Behance (an Adobe business unit) curates a gallery of creative projects featuring great design. This gallery showcases work and promotes talented designers.
Our book relies on design to integrate Hatsumi Sensei’s many arts so we are proud to be included in their gallery.
This recognition from Behance and the design community is another proof of our designer’s success. Congratulations Dan Saal!
See Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art on Behance.